Arni, Aargau

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Coat of arms of Arni
Coat of arms
Location of Arni
Arni is located in Switzerland
Arni is located in Canton of Aargau
Coordinates: 47°19.1667′N 8°25.3333′E / 47.3194450°N 8.4222217°E / 47.3194450; 8.4222217Coordinates: 47°19.1667′N 8°25.3333′E / 47.3194450°N 8.4222217°E / 47.3194450; 8.4222217
 • Total3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
568 m (1,864 ft)
 • Total1,867
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code
SFOS number4061
Surrounded byAesch bei Birmensdorf (ZH), Hedingen (ZH), Islisberg, Jonen, Oberlunkhofen, Oberwil-Lieli, Unterlunkhofen
SFSO statistics

Arni is a municipality in the district of Bremgarten in the Swiss canton of Aargau.


Arni is first mentioned in 1184 as Arne.[3] In 1983 the, already independent, village of Islisberg separated from the municipality of Arni-Islisberg to form the municipalities of Arni, AG and Islisberg.[4]


Arni from Wiibrguet

Arni has an area, as of 2006, of 3.4 square kilometers (1.3 sq mi). Of this area, 58.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 28.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 12% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.9%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[5]

The municipality is located in the Bremgarten district on the southern edge of the Heitersberg at an elevation of 568 m (1,864 ft).

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per fess Or a Lion passant Gules and Azure a Key fesswise with double Wards in sinister Argent.[6]


Arni has a population (as of 31 December 2017) of 1,867.[7] As of 2008, 12.1% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[8] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 29.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (94.8%), with French being second most common ( 1.3%) and Italian being third ( 0.9%).[5]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Arni is; 187 children or 11.6% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 219 teenagers or 13.5% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 149 people or 9.2% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 202 people or 12.5% are between 30 and 39, 327 people or 20.2% are between 40 and 49, and 277 people or 17.1% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 161 people or 9.9% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 67 people or 4.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 28 people or 1.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 2 people or 0.1% who are 90 and older.[9]

As of 2000 the average number of residents per living room was 0.55 which is about equal to the cantonal average of 0.57 per room. In this case, a room is defined as space of a housing unit of at least 4 m2 (43 sq ft) as normal bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, kitchens and habitable cellars and attics.[10] About 68.5% of the total households were owner occupied, or in other words did not pay rent (though they may have a mortgage or a rent-to-own agreement).[11] As of 2000, there were 25 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 183 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 278 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.61 individuals.[12] In 2008 there were 347 single family homes (or 56.5% of the total) out of a total of 614 homes and apartments.[13] There were a total of 3 empty apartments for a 0.5% vacancy rate.[13] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents.[5]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 38.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (15.9%), the SP (14.7%) and the FDP (14.4%).[5]

The entire Swiss population is generally well educated. In Arni about 87.4% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[5] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 121 students attending primary school in the municipality.[12]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3][9]

Historical population
1850 432—    
1900 434+0.5%
1950 397−8.5%
1975 711+79.1%
1980 667−6.2%
1990 966+44.8%
2000 1,302+34.8%


As of  2007, Arni had an unemployment rate of 1.61%. As of 2005, there were 22 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 8 businesses involved in this sector. 85 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 87 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 34 businesses in this sector.[5]

As of 2000 there was a total of 740 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 613 or about 82.8% of the residents worked outside Arni while 71 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 198 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[14] Of the working population, 22.8% used public transportation to get to work, and 53.3% used a private car.[5]


From the 2000 census, 542 or 41.6% were Roman Catholic, while 447 or 34.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 individual who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[12]



  1. ^ a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Bilanz der ständigen Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Staatsangehörigkeit (Kategorie), Geschlecht und demographischen Komponenten". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Arni in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German) accessed 14 January 2010
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Swiss Federal Statistical Office Archived 2016-01-05 at the Wayback Machine accessed 16-February-2010
  6. ^ Flags of the accessed 16-February-2010
  7. ^ "STAT-TAB – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit" (online database) (official site) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Federal Statistical Office - FSO. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ Eurostat. "Housing (SA1)". Urban Audit Glossary (PDF). 2007. p. 18. Archived from the original (pdf) on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  11. ^ Urban Audit Glossary pg 17
  12. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  13. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  14. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (in German) accessed 21 January 2010

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