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City of Elk River Demographics

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You’ll enjoy getting to know the people of Elk River. They’re welcoming, enterprising, and assured — not to mention young and educated, too! The median age in Elk River is approximately 34, while more than half of our workforce (nearly 69%) has completed some level of postsecondary education, with the majority earning a bachelor’s degree or above (nearly 30%). Just take a look at the numbers.

Population

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Elk River city 16,540 22,974 24,484 25,561
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Age

Population 2010 2017 2022
0-4 1,857 1,812 1,867
5-9 1,905 1,918 1,915
10-14 1,761 1,902 1,980
15-19 1,564 1,559 1,633
20-24 1,225 1,450 1,319
25-29 1,573 1,684 1,644
30-34 1,631 1,728 1,965
35-39 1,783 1,764 2,003
40-44 1,801 1,706 1,821
45-49 1,957 1,759 1,638
50-54 1,578 1,730 1,617
55-59 1,226 1,538 1,510
60-64 966 1,207 1,397
65-69 683 954 1,101
70-74 505 701 883
75-79 370 432 597
80-84 292 296 326
85+ 297 343 345
18+ 16,419 17,841 18,734
Median Age 35 36 36
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Population by Race

Elk River city 2017
Total 24,484
White Alone 92.410
Black Alone 2.460
American Indian Alone 0.490
Asian Alone 1.630
Pacific Islander Alone 0.070
Some Other Race 0.790
Two or More Races 2.160
Hispanic Origin 3.720
Diversity Index 20.700
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Households

Population 2000 2010 2017 2022
Households 5,689 8,080 8,617 9,005
Housing Units 5,806 8,542 9,012 9,448
Owner Occupied Units 6,780 7,098
Renter Occupied Units 1,837 1,907
Vacant Units 395 443
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Elk River city 2017 2022
Median Household $78,428 $84,758
Average Household $91,222 $102,571
Per Capita $32,660 $36,672
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Household Income Base

Elk River city 2017
<$15,000 338
$15,000 - $24,999 498
$25,000 - $34,999 521
$35,000 - $49,999 968
$50,000 - $74,999 1,702
$75,000 - $99,999 1,536
$100,000 - $149,999 2,002
$150,000 - $199,999 710
$200,000+ 342
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Growth Rate

Elk River city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 1%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

City of Elk River Quality Life

Medical Services

Clinics

  • Allina Medical Clinic (Elk Ridge Health)
  • Fairview Northland Clinics
  • North Memorial Clinic
  • NovaCare
  • NOW CARE Medical Centers
  • Health Partners River Way Clinics

Nearest Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) • 14 miles
  • New River Medical Center (Monticello) • 12 miles

Mail Services

  • Elk River Post Office • 800.275.8777
  • FedEx Office • 763.241.4651
  • UPS Office • 763.633.7050

Financial Institutions

  • Central Bank
  • First National Bank of Elk River
  • Spire Credit Union
  • TCF Bank
  • The Bank of Elk River
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank

K-12 Education

The Elk River Area School District is the eighth largest school district in the state of Minnesota, serving approximately 12,500 students in its nine elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools. Rogers Elementary School, Salk Middle School, and Elk River High School have each earned a reputation for providing outstanding educational opportunities to students through STEM and AVID programs.

In addition to the District 728 Public Schools, Elk River is home to a number of parochial and charter schools, as well as the Ivan Sand
Community High School, an alternative-learning center for grades 8-12.

Lincoln Elementary School
www.lincoln.elkriver.k12.mn.us • Grades: K-5 • Students: 515


Meadowvale Elementary School
www.mval.elkriver.k12.mn.us • Grades: K-5 • Students: 609


Parker Elementary School
www.parker.elkriver.k12.mn.us • Grades: K-5 • Students: 494


Twin Lakes Elementary School
www.twinlakes.elkriver.k12.mn.us • Grades: K-5 • Students: 844


Salk Middle School
www.elkriver.k12.mn.us/salk • Grades: 6-8 • Students: 861


VandenBerge Middle School
www.elkriver.k12.mn.us/vandenberge • Grades: 6-8 • Students: 567


Elk River High School
www.senior.elkriver.k12.mn.us • Grades: 9-12 • Students: 3782


Spectrum School
www.spectrumhighschool.org • Grades: 6-12 • Public Charter School • Students: 680 (approximate for the 2016-2017 year)

In addition to the District 728 Public Schools, Elk River is home to a number of parochial and charter schools, as well as the Ivan Sand Community High School, an alternative-learning center for grades 8-12.

Home Value

Elk River city 2017 2022
Median Home Value $238,822 $271,131
Average Home Value $254,963 $288,992
<$50,000 81 43
$50,000 - $99,999 244 148
$100,000 - $149,999 735 546
$150,000 - $199,999 1,361 1,040
$200,000 - $249,999 1,248 1,108
$250,000 - $299,999 1,340 1,570
$300,000 - $399,999 1,280 1,834
$400,000 - $499,999 323 538
$500,000 - $749,999 92 135
$750,000 - $999,999 45 79
$1,000,000 + 31 56
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 184
2000-2009 2,447
1990-1999 2,038
1980-1989 1,489
1970-1979 1,192
1960-1969 543
1950-1959 208
1940-1949 111
1939 or Before 313
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 12,217
In-County Residents 3,887
Out-of-County Residents 8,161
Drive Alone 10,193
Carpooled 1,008
Public Transport 232
Work at Home 537
Less than 5 minutes 550
5-9 minutes 959
10-14 minutes 1,459
15-19 minutes 1,079
20-24 minutes 975
25-29 minutes 764
30-34 minutes 1,363
35-39 minutes 419
40-44 minutes 912
45-59 minutes 1,873
60-89 minutes 1,038
90+ minutes 289
Average Travel Time 30
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

City of Elk River Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 11,863
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 30
Mining 5
Utilities 69
Construction 592
Manufacturing 1,140
Wholesale Trade 1,068
   
Retail Trade 2,268
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 469
Furn & Home Furnish Str 114
Electronics & Appl Store 23
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 489
Food & Beverage Stores 253
Health/Pers Care Stores 128
Gasoline Stations 31
Clothing/Accessory Store 38
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 48
General Merchandise Str 353
Misc Store Retailers 322
Nonstore Retailers 0
   
Transportation/Warehouse 546
Information 193
   
Finance & Insurance 412
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 247
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 84
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 81
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 206
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 372
Legal Services 57
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 108
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 475
Educational Services 946
HealthCare/Social Assist 913
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 184
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 1,174
Accommodation 19
Food Srv/Drinking Places 1,155
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 608
Auto Repair/Maintenance 110
Public Administration Emp 538
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

City of Elk River Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 993
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 5
Mining Bus 1
Utilities Bus 3
Construction Bus 99
Manufacturing Bus 61
Wholesale Trade Bus 34
   
Retail Trade Bus 151
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 28
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 7
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 5
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 22
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 14
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 16
Gasoline Stations Bus 5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 11
General Merchandise Str Bus 5
Misc Store Retailers Bus 27
Nonstore Retailers Bus 4
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 21
Information Bus 21
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 61
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 14
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 21
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 26
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 50
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 76
Legal Services Bus 15
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 32
Educational Services Bus 34
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 81
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 18
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 57
Accommodation Bus 4
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 53
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 115
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 17
Public Administration Bus 25
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

City of Elk River Higher Education

Higher Education

The City of Elk River also offers a variety of opportunities in higher education, with 19 public and private colleges in the area. Two industry-leading schools of science and engineering — the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas — are just 35 minutes from the city, while the Minnesota School of Business, with degree programs in business management, software application development, and server administration, is near the Downtown District of Elk River.

Anoka-Hennepin Technical College
www.anokatech.edu • Location: Anoka • Students: 2,891


Anoka-Ramsey Community College
www.anokaramsey.edu • Location: Coon Rapids • Students: 12,552


Minnesota School of Business
www.msbcollege.edu • Location: Elk River, Richfield, Plymouth, Etc. • Students: 10,000


St. Cloud State University
www.stcloudstate.edu • Location: St. Cloud • Students: 15,416


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
www.umn.edu • Location: Minneapolis • Students: 51,853


University of St. Thomas
www.stthomas.edu • Location: St. Paul • Students: 10,316

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 530
Graduated High School 3,263
Associates Degree 2,187
Bachelor's Degree 3,667
Graduate Degree 1,538
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $13,531,005
College School Books/Supplies $562,361
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $13,098
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

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City of Elk River Economic Development
13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000