Aitkin County

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Aitkin County, Minnesota

209 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-7350
Fax: (218) 927-4535
www.co.aitkin.mn.us

In east-central MN, west of Duluth; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Cass and Itasca counties. Name Origin: For William Alexander Aitkin (c. 1787-1851), a local fur trader

Area (sq mi):: 1995.31 (land 1819.30; water 176.01) Population per square mile: 8.90
Population 2005: 16,174 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 23.10% Population 2000: 15,301 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 46.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,848; median household $31,139; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,331-$23,176
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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