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

The community of Aitkin is the Seat for Aitkin County.

Aitkin County was founded in 1857. Aitkin was created by taking area from Pine and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Aitkin had a population of 15,646 people. This is an increase of 2.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,301 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Aitkin represented 0.31% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 57th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,202+5.89%+3.55% since 2009
200915,646+2.25%-1.54% since 2008
200815,891+3.86%-0.77% since 2007
200015,301The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Aitkin County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Aitkin County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Aitkin   1,9171,9843.38% decrease  
Northwest Aitkin   50833551.6% increase  
Hill City   4354799.19% decrease  
McGregor   3754047.18% decrease  
Palisade   13311812.71% increase  

Websites for Aitkin County

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

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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