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Elk River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Elk River had a population of 23,984 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elk River is located at latitude 45.3322 and longitude -93.5665 in Sherburne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk River (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Sherburne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Elk River (GNIS ID: 2394650) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk River: City of Elk River.

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Elk River, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,984
Population in Households 23,344
Population in Familes 20,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 640
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,452
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 6,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,689 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,763 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 490 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $223,969
Average Home Value $246,289


Median Household Income $77,911
Average Household Income $90,959
Per Capita Income $32,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.75%
Households 0.72% 0.76%
Families 0.59% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elk River, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk River to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 95th
Population Density1 # 451 50th
Diversity Index2 # 258 72nd
Median Household Income # 90 90th
Per Capita Income # 189 79th

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