Aitkin County is located in northeast Minnesota. The County Seat is Aitkin and the largest city is Aitkin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,771 and the 2010 census population was 16,202. The land area is 1,821.66 square miles and there are 8.9 persons per square mile.
95.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 2.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $168,700, there are 7,741 households, an average of 2.04 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,939, the median household income is $41,617, and 12.1% of the persons in Aitkin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,202. Retail sales (in $1000) were $147,509, and sales per capita were $9,211.
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