Community Profiles

County Seat: Aitkin

Aitkin County is strategically located between the northern Minnesota urban centers of Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Duluth.  Its largest Industries are tourism, forest products, and agriculture, but there is a growing base of metal fabrication and other manufacturing.

The county has excellent public schools, well-developed transportation systems, and modern community health care facilities.  Long famous for its recreational assets, it boasts an abundance of trails and lakes, including Mille Lacs, one of Minnesota’s most popular and prolific fishing destinations. The Mississippi River runs through the county seat.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 16,299 7,380 2.17 $55,279
2020 16,520 7,533 2.16 $62,743

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

Aitkin County, MN

Population

Total Population

16,511

Population
Growth Rate

0.20%

Median Age

55

Diversity Index

13.800

Housing & Income

Households

7,470

Total Housing Units

16,542


Owner Occupied

6,470

Renter Occupied

1,000

Vacant

9,072

Median Home Value

$192,256


Average Home Value

$229,760

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.25%


Per Capita Income

2.28%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,627 $51,235


Average Household

$61,600 $68,847


Per Capita

$27,888 $31,211

Workforce

Total Businesses

650

Total Employed

5,503

Workers 16+

6,180

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

12

Employed

31

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

25

Construction

Businesses

60

Employed

203

Manufacturing

Businesses

20

Employed

259

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

19

Employed

210

Some
High School

747

Graduated
High School

4,252

Associates
Degree

1,496

Bachelor's
Degree

1,621

Graduate
Degree

728

Average Commute Time

26 min.



Resident Commuters

4,079

Non-Resident Commuters

2,030

Drive Alone

4,910

Carpooled

563

Public

29

Work At Home

331