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Aitkin is a city in Aitkin County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for William Aitkin, fur trader.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Aitkin. For links to other places called Aitkin, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Aitkin is 46.533N. The longitude is -93.71W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,013.
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26% of Aitkin residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aitkin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aitkin was $17,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Aitkin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Aitkin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Libraries in Aitkin include Aitkin Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Aitkin include Aitkin Independent Age
Aitkin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aitkin political report.
The average commute time for Aitkin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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