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Welcome to Aitkin ...

The pronunciation of Aitkin: AY-kin<1>

The city of Aitkin is located in Aitkin County and is the County Seat for Aitkin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Aitkin has a population of 2,009 people<2> (see below for details).

Aitkin is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Aitkin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Aitkin: (218)

The ZIP code for Aitkin: 56431<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aitkin had a population of 2,165 people (or 13.36% of the total population of Aitkin County). This makes Aitkin the county's most populous community.

The population of Aitkin represents 0.04% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,165 people, the population of Aitkin increased 9.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,984 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Aitkin had an population of 2,009 people. This is a decrease of 7.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aitkin.

Communities near Aitkin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Aitkin and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Crosby   [Map]   2,337   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cuyuna   [Map]   341   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Deerwood   [Map]   516   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Emily   [Map]   832   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Garrison   [Map]   201   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ironton   [Map]   558   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aitkin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aitkin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aitkin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aitkin. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aitkin:

Websites for Aitkin ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aitkin ...

Looking for more information about Aitkin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aitkin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Aitkin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Aitkin. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aitkin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aitkin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Aitkin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aitkin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Aitkin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aitkin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aitkin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aitkin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aitkin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5334, Longitude: -93.7066     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aitkin.