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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

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