Elk River, Minnesota: Business. Nature. Community. Recreation.

chart showing Elk River's population growth since 1970Business comes naturally to Elk River. So much so that we’ve become one of the fastest growing business communities in Central Minnesota.

Since our incorporation in 1881, transportation has played a significant role in the growth of this business-friendly community. Located on US Highways 10, 169 and Minnesota 101, and close proximity to Interstate 94 and MSP International Airport, makes us the ideal address for outward-migrating companies from Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud and beyond.

Elk River also offers a wealth of housing opportunities, from new construction to century-old colonials, you’ll find homes of all styles and price ranges which drives our thriving and diverse population.

We’re confident you’ll find a community powered for progress and a city powered by nature.

Take Part in Our Growth

Steady growth is essential to the economic vitality of Elk River. In 1990, Elk River had approximately 11,220 residents, today there is over 25,835 residents.

Get to Know Our Community

You’ll enjoy getting to know the people of Elk River. We are welcoming, enterprising, and thriving – not to mention young and educated, too! The median age in Elk River is approximately 36, while two thirds of our workforce (69%) has completed some level of postsecondary education, with the majority earning a bachelor’s degree or above (30%).

The Elk River Vision

A welcoming community with revolutionary and spirited resourcefulness, exceptional service, and community engagement that encourages and inspires prosperity.