A great place for workers and businesses
19 Feb 2018
Sherburne County, of which Elk River is the county seat, is an attractive place to live and do business.
Businesses can take advantage of the region’s young and well-educated workforce. Sherburne County’s labor pool of more than 51,000 people has a median age of 34. More than half of workers (nearly 69%) have completed some level of postsecondary education. And nearly thirty percent have earned a bachelor’s degree or above.
Workers in the Elk River area tend to make more money. The median household income is about $72,000, which is well above both the state and national averages. The county has a 3.5 percent unemployment rate and 3.6 percent job vacancy rate.