Northwest Aitkin, Minnesota

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Northwest Aitkin is an unorganized territory in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 342 at the 2010 census.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the unorganized territory has a total area of 293.0 square miles (758.8 km2), of which 287.8 square miles (745.5 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13.2 km2), or 1.75%, is water.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 335 people, 125 households, and 101 families residing in the unorganized territory. The population density was 1.2 people per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 1.0/sq mi (0.4/km²). The racial makeup of the unorganized territory was 97.31% White, 0.90% Native American, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the unorganized territory the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the unorganized territory was $32,292, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the unorganized territory was $14,180. About 1.9% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 46°50′28″N 93°36′12″W / 46.84111°N 93.60333°W / 46.84111; -93.60333