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Welcome to Aitkin ...

The city of Aitkin is located in Aitkin County<1> and is the County Seat for Aitkin County.

The pronunciation of Aitkin: AY-kin<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aitkin has a population of 1,985 people<3> (see below for details).

Aitkin is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

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<5>

Websites for Aitkin ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aitkin had an population of 1,985 people. This is a decrease of 8.31% since the 2010 Census.

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 (which had a count of 1,984 people).

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

Communities near Aitkin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aitkin.

  • Crosby [Crow Wing County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
    • Crosby [Crow Wing County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Aitkin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<7>
  • Emily [Crow Wing County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emily have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emily
    • Emily [Crow Wing County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Aitkin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emily
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emily<7>
  • Ironton [Crow Wing County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
    • Ironton [Crow Wing County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Aitkin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironton<7>
  • Deerwood [Crow Wing County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Crow Wing County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Aitkin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deerwood<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McGregor [Aitkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGregor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGregor
      • McGregor [Aitkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGregor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGregor<7>
    • Cuyuna [Crow Wing County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuyuna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuyuna
      • Cuyuna [Crow Wing County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuyuna
    • Garrison [Crow Wing County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrison have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [Crow Wing County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<7>
    • Palisade [Aitkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palisade have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisade
      • Palisade [Aitkin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palisade<7>
    • Riverton [Crow Wing County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Crow Wing County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Trommald [Crow Wing County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trommald have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trommald
      • Trommald [Crow Wing County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Aitkin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trommald

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aitkin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aitkin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aitkin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aitkin. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Aitkin.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Aitkin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aitkin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aitkin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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