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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 2016 2021
Elk River city 16,540 22,974 23,984 24,891
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 1,857 1,796 1,829
5-9 1,905 1,901 1,870
10-14 1,761 1,890 1,940
15-19 1,564 1,529 1,579
20-24 1,225 1,458 1,288
25-29 1,573 1,592 1,628
30-34 1,631 1,730 1,940
35-39 1,783 1,671 1,964
40-44 1,801 1,741 1,713
45-49 1,957 1,683 1,562
50-54 1,578 1,713 1,541
55-59 1,226 1,528 1,515
60-64 966 1,150 1,403
65-69 683 904 1,051
70-74 505 657 855
75-79 370 412 560
80-84 292 304 313
85+ 297 324 338
18+ 16,419 17,410 18,226
Median Age 35 35 36
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Elk River city 2016
Total 23,984
White Alone 92.750
Black Alone 2.340
American Indian Alone 0.450
Asian Alone 1.530
Pacific Islander Alone 0.060
Some Other Race 0.800
Two or More Races 2.070
Hispanic Origin 3.820
Diversity Index 20.200
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 5,689 8,080 8,452 8,780
Housing Units 5,806 8,542 8,942 9,298
Owner Occupied Units 6,689 6,954
Renter Occupied Units 1,763 1,827
Vacant Units 490 518
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Elk River city 2016 2021
Median Household $77,911 $88,589
Average Household $90,959 $100,721
Per Capita $32,623 $36,078
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Elk River city 2016
<$15,000 390
$15,000 - $24,999 426
$25,000 - $34,999 522
$35,000 - $49,999 928
$50,000 - $74,999 1,737
$75,000 - $99,999 1,435
$100,000 - $149,999 1,980
$150,000 - $199,999 687
$200,000+ 348
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Elk River city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 1%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 2016 2021
Median Home Value $223,969 $273,572
Average Home Value $246,289 $288,100
<$50,000 141 93
$50,000 - $99,999 414 237
$100,000 - $149,999 824 476
$150,000 - $199,999 1,385 800
$200,000 - $249,999 1,212 1,128
$250,000 - $299,999 1,074 1,576
$300,000 - $399,999 1,134 1,961
$400,000 - $499,999 297 409
$500,000 - $749,999 106 129
$750,000 - $999,999 69 95
$1,000,000 + 34 50
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 129
2000-2009 2,407
1990-1999 1,923
1980-1989 1,563
1970-1979 1,191
1960-1969 625
1950-1959 194
1940-1949 106
1939 or Before 325
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 11,997
In-County Residents 3,696
Out-of-County Residents 8,138
Drive Alone 9,938
Carpooled 1,091
Public Transport 239
Work at Home 484
Less than 5 minutes 403
5-9 minutes 1,028
10-14 minutes 1,464
15-19 minutes 1,122
20-24 minutes 909
25-29 minutes 756
30-34 minutes 1,414
35-39 minutes 423
40-44 minutes 923
45-59 minutes 1,858
60-89 minutes 935
90+ minutes 278
Average Travel Time 30
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

City of Elk River Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 12,585
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 43
Mining 5
Utilities 57
Construction 630
Manufacturing 1,137
Wholesale Trade 1,008
   
Retail Trade 2,357
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 521
Furn & Home Furnish Str 115
Electronics & Appl Store 28
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 498
Food & Beverage Stores 250
Health/Pers Care Stores 129
Gasoline Stations 34
Clothing/Accessory Store 39
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 54
General Merchandise Str 357
Misc Store Retailers 330
Nonstore Retailers 2
   
Transportation/Warehouse 513
Information 187
   
Finance & Insurance 463
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 278
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 91
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 94
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 233
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 449
Legal Services 61
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 108
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 538
Educational Services 986
HealthCare/Social Assist 1,065
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 164
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 1,199
Accommodation 18
Food Srv/Drinking Places 1,181
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 638
Auto Repair/Maintenance 109
Public Administration Emp 781
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

City of Elk River Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 1,146
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 6
Mining Bus 1
Utilities Bus 4
Construction Bus 127
Manufacturing Bus 62
Wholesale Trade Bus 32
   
Retail Trade Bus 165
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 30
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 8
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 8
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 25
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 14
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 17
Gasoline Stations Bus 5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 12
General Merchandise Str Bus 7
Misc Store Retailers Bus 29
Nonstore Retailers Bus 2
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 22
Information Bus 23
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 101
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 46
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 24
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 31
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 54
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 91
Legal Services Bus 19
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 2
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 45
Educational Services Bus 37
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 83
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 17
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 58
Accommodation Bus 4
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 54
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 122
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 17
Public Administration Bus 34
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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 512
Graduated High School 3,286
Associates Degree 2,172
Bachelor's Degree 3,303
Graduate Degree 1,554
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $13,317,218
College School Books/Supplies $597,948
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $15,670
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000
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