Aitkin, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 2,016 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.6%
 
Males: 994  (49.4%)
Females: 1,022  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56431.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,672 (it was $24,574 in 2000)
Aitkin:

$35,672
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,230 (it was $17,471 in 2000)

Aitkin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,493 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Aitkin:

$130,493
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $216,084; detached houses: $231,361; townhouses or other attached units: $257,442; in 2-unit structures: $175,444; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,725; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,262; mobile homes: $98,358; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $257,356

Median gross rent in 2017: $632.

March 2019 cost of living index in Aitkin: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.5%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Aitkin, MN (2017)
    • 2,11691.0%White alone
    • 672.9%Two or more races
    • 421.8%Hispanic
    • 381.6%American Indian alone
    • 150.6%Asian alone
    • 120.5%Black alone

Races in Aitkin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Aitkin by year

Type

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(97.2)
1
(49.2)
1
(50.3)
2
(100.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(194.4)
2
(98.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(485.9)
5
(246.2)
8
(402.6)
4
(200.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(1,263)
64
(3,151)
42
(2,114)
51
(2,553)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(246.2)
4
(201.3)
1
(50.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)201.2236.8169.1200.2

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City-data.com crime index in Aitkin, MN

Crime rate in Aitkin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), American (25.9%), Norwegian (6.9%), English (6.4%), Swedish (6.2%), Irish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1217 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,169 people per square mile   (low).

Aitkin, Minnesota map

18 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $631 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $914 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (71.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (110.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Deerwood, MN (3.2 miles ),
Cuyuna, MN (3.2 miles ),
Crosby, MN (3.5 miles ),
Ironton, MN (3.7 miles ),
Trommald, MN (3.9 miles),
Palisade, MN (4.0 miles),
Riverton, MN (4.1 miles),
Garrison, MN (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 46.53 N, Longitude: 93.71 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Aitkin, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aitkin, MN in 2017

Aitkin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $315,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Aitkin, MN residents
Average permit cost in Aitkin, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Most common industries in Aitkin, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Aitkin, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.8%)

Average climate in Aitkin, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Aitkin, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.2. This is better than average.

City:

58.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.62. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.62
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Aitkin-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.8 miles away from the Aitkin city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Aitkin-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.5 miles away from Aitkin center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.0 miles away from Aitkin center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 364.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aitkin County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Aitkin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Aitkin:

  • RIVERWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (301 MINNESOTA AVE SOUTH)
  • RIVERWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 200 BUNKER HILL DRIVE)
  • AICOTA HEALTH CARE CENTER (850 SECOND STREET NORTHWEST)
  • AITKIN HEALTH SERVICES (301 MINNESOTA AVENUE SOUTH)

Airports and heliports located in Aitkin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Aitkin:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 28 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 70 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 72 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 72 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 74 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Lake Superior College (about 77 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 78 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)

Public high schools in Aitkin:

Public elementary/middle school in Aitkin:

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Notable locations in Aitkin: Aitkin City Hall (A), Aitkin County Courthouse (B), Depot Museum (C), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Aitkin Area Office (D), Aitkin Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Aitkin include: Westside Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Saint John's Lutheran Church (C), Saint John's Episcopal Church (D), First lutheran Church (E), First Congregational Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Aitkin: Aitkin City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hazelwood Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 800 Minnesota Avenue North).

Hotels: Ripple River Motel & RV Park (701 Minnesota Avenue South), Lakeview Inn On Dam Lake (33592 300th Place).

Court: Aitkin County - Aitkin- Court Administrator (217 2nd Street Northwest).

Birthplace of: Jonathan Edwards (musician) - Folk guitarist, Warren William - Actor.

Aitkin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Aitkin and their reported violations in the past:

AITKIN (Population served: 1,984, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-28-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

People in group quarters in Aitkin in 2010:

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Aitkin in 2000:

  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Aitkin (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank of Aitkin: Paulbecks County Market Branch at Red Oak Drive, branch established on 2007/03/01; Security State Bank Of Aitkin at 402 Minnesota Avenue North, branch established on 1947/12/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.4 mil, Deposits: $74.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Agency Of Aitkin, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank of Mora: Aitkin Branch at 15 Minnesota Avenue South, branch established on 1941/01/01. Info updated 2009/09/04: Bank assets: $156.9 mil, Deposits: $136.3 mil, headquarters in Mora, MN, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bremer Bank, National Association: Aitkin Branch at 101 Minnesota Avenue North, branch established on 1900/08/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $340.8 mil, Deposits: $282.8 mil, headquarters in Brainerd, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation

For population 15 years and over in Aitkin:

Marital status in Aitkin, MN
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Aitkin:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aitkin
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Aitkin, MN (based on Aitkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,20118
Evangelical Protestant1,72519
Catholic1,3574
Other2212
None9,698-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Aitkin County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Aitkin County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Aitkin County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

10.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Aitkin County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Aitkin:

50.8%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Aitkin:

28.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.9%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Aitkin:

11.0%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Aitkin:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.6%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Aitkin:

55.2%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Aitkin:

75.3%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Aitkin, MN Residents

Aitkin government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($2.48)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,206,000 ($1590.28)
    Liquor Stores: $859,000 ($426.09)
    General - Other: $603,000 ($299.11)
    Police Protection: $468,000 ($232.14)
    Regular Highways: $310,000 ($153.77)
    Sewerage: $272,000 ($134.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $197,000 ($97.72)
    Water Utilities: $162,000 ($80.36)
    Air Transportation: $152,000 ($75.40)
    Financial Administration: $147,000 ($72.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($28.27)
    Libraries: $53,000 ($26.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $50,000 ($24.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $272,000 ($134.92)
    Benefit Payments: $88,000 ($43.65)
    Corporate Bonds: $24,000 ($11.90)
    Withdrawals: $10,000 ($4.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000 ($82.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $137,000 ($67.96)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($14.88)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($13.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $644,000 ($319.44)

Aitkin government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $594,000 ($294.64)
    Other: $357,000 ($177.08)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($10.42)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.99)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $66,000 ($32.74)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($12.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($4.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($3.97)
    Other: $8,000 ($3.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($10.42)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($7.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($6.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,577,000 ($1774.31)
    Liquor Stores: $943,000 ($467.76)
    Water Utilities: $272,000 ($134.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $843,000 ($418.15)
    Other: $134,000 ($66.47)
  • Tax - Property: $742,000 ($368.06)
    Other License: $56,000 ($27.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($7.44)

Aitkin government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000 ($1884.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,365,000 ($1669.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000 ($215.77)

Aitkin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $22,000 ($10.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $193,000 ($95.73)

7.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Crow Wing County, MN  0.80% ($33,102 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($62,375)
from Anoka County, MN  0.49% ($72,633)
Businesses in Aitkin, MN
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS2
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Aitkin:

  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Aitkin:

  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Aitkin:

  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

Aitkin fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 2014 11:21 AM, Us-169, Red Oak Dr, Lat: 46.516236, Lon: -93.707061, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 2002 08:40 PM, Us-169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 18, 2000 11:50 AM, Sr-210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 24, 1999 02:32 PM, Sr-210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 1998 05:35 PM, Sr-210, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1998 03:39 PM, Sr-210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 20, 1991 01:10 AM, 169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.1mTotal length
  • $359,000,000Total costs
  • 43,964Total average daily traffic
  • 2,673Total average daily truck traffic
  • 42,971Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Aitkin, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Aitkin, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Aitkin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Aitkin, MN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Aitkin)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Aitkin)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of fire incidents - 53 took place in 2003, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Aitkin, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.1%), and Outside Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Aitkin, MN
    • 18147.1%Structure Fires
    • 12432.3%Outside Fires
    • 6416.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 153.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Aitkin, MN
Most common first names in Aitkin, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9376.9 years
William7976.2 years
Robert5875.4 years
George5080.3 years
Mary4882.2 years
Donald4472.3 years
Carl4381.9 years
Helen4079.9 years
Arthur4079.9 years
James3672.7 years
Most common last names in Aitkin, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9582.2 years
Anderson4878.6 years
Carlson4575.8 years
Peterson3979.9 years
Nelson3775.1 years
Olson3679.0 years
Erickson2278.9 years
Larson2179.5 years
Smith2081.6 years
Berg1873.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Aitkin, MN
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Electricity
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Aitkin, MN
  • 57.3%Utility gas
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used


Aitkin compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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