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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

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