B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$603
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    194
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    97
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    486
    1
  • Theft
    1,263
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,281
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Aitkin Reviews

2 reviews
This small community shows how close a community can work together. The city comes together for sports as well as many fundraisers in the area to support students. The city is known mostly for their sports, their students, the small businesses, and the red-neck of it all. Aitkin is a small town, but many of the shops in town are older and are locally owned, which brings many people to Aitkin. Aitkin is also surrounded by many lakes and rivers, which brings many people to Aitkin to spend their holidays there. Aitkin is an overall great city to be in, is safe, and has a sound community to be involved in.
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Aitkin is a quiet town in central Minnesota. The people are very friendly and it's an overall safe city. I think it's a great city to start a family in but there's not much to do within 30 miles.