Aitkin County, Minnesota Population 2024

16,488

Aitkin County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 16,488 with a growth rate of 1.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Aitkin County, Minnesota is the 53rd largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 16,212 and has seen a growth of 1.7% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,3931811.05%
202817,2121811.06%
202717,0311811.07%
202616,8501811.09%
202516,6691811.1%
202416,4881811.11%
202316,3071811.12%
202216,1261811.14%
202115,9452271.44%
202015,718-123-0.78%
201915,841-45-0.28%
201815,886880.56%
201715,798430.27%
201615,755-102-0.64%
201515,85750.03%
201415,852-22-0.14%
201315,874-164-1.02%
201216,038-132-0.82%
201116,170-42-0.26%
201016,212
199012,425-979-7.3%
198013,4042,00117.55%
197011,403-759-6.24%
196012,162-2,165-15.11%
195014,327-3,538-19.8%
194017,8652,85619.03%
193015,009-34-0.23%
192015,0434,67245.05%
191010,3713,62853.8%
19006,7434,281173.88%
18902,4622,096572.68%
1880366188105.62%
18701781768800%
18602-17,391-99.99%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.11% (181)
County Website
Aitkin County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,212
Area
1822 mi²
Density
9 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.7% (276)
Founded
May 23, 1857

Aitkin County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,83393.53%
Two or more races5043.18%
Native American3031.91%
Other race1170.74%
Black or African American730.46%
Asian240.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Aitkin County, Minnesota Population by Race

Aitkin County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Aitkin County, Minnesota Median Age

56.2

Total

56.4

Male

56.1

Female

Aitkin County, Minnesota Adults

There are 13,276 adults, (5,330 of whom are seniors) in Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Age Dependency

99.6

Age Dependency Ratio

67.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Aitkin County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female7,85549.53%
Male8,00450.47%

Aitkin County, Minnesota Population by Age

Aitkin County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,7972.384.615.4
Married3,4542.7894.85.2
Non Family2,6171.1975.724.3
Female4724.1462.337.7
Male2543.6879.920.1
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

84.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Aitkin County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Aitkin County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Aitkin County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75%.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,052

Average Earnings

$42,455

Average Male

$33,882

Average Female

Aitkin County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Aitkin County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Aitkin County, Minnesota Language

98.3% of Aitkin County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 1.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.67% of the population.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Language

Aitkin County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,5451,73611.94%
Native2895418.69%
Other1175143.59%
Multiple498469.24%
Black622235.48%
Hispanic226177.52%
Asian24729.17%
showing: 7 rows

12.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.85%

Male Poverty Rate

13.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Aitkin County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Aitkin County, Minnesota is Other, with 43.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Aitkin County, Minnesota is Hispanic, with 7.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.98%.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.16%
High School14.73%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%
showing: 4 rows

Aitkin County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.01%
Male Unemployed19.76%
Female Employed6.06%
Male Employed4.49%
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Aitkin County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Aitkin County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Aitkin County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Aitkin County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Aitkin County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Aitkin County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,456

Number of Veterans

1,346

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

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Aitkin County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Aitkin County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Aitkin County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Aitkin County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Aitkin County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Aitkin County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Aitkin County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Aitkin County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.09%

Born in Aitkin County, Minnesota

99.29%

Native Born

0.71%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.29% of Aitkin County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 80.09% having been born in Minnesota. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Aitkin County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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