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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 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

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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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