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Welcome to Aitkin ...

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

The pronunciation of Aitkin: AY-kin<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Aitkin has a population of 2,016 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

Aitkin lies within the (218) area code.

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 total 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 2017 Census Estimates, Aitkin had an population of 2,016 people. This is a decrease of 6.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Aitkin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Crosby   [Map]   2,344   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cuyuna   [Map]   353   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Deerwood   [Map]   521   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Emily   [Map]   840   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Garrison   [Map]   212   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ironton   [Map]   561   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aitkin. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website: www.ci.aitkin.mn.us/

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aitkin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aitkin.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aitkin: www.ci.aitkin.mn.us/

The official website for Aitkin County: www.co.aitkin.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Aitkin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aitkin

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

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