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Elk River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Elk River had a population of 24,484 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Elk River, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,484
Daytime Population: Workers 10,755
Daytime Population: Residents 11,540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,295
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 23,844
Population in Familes 20,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 640
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $78,428
Average Household Income $91,222
Per Capita Income $32,660


Total Housing Units 9,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,780 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,837 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $238,822
Average Home Value $254,963


Total Households 8,617
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 6,402
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 0.86%
Households 0.89% 0.88%
Families 0.78% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 44 95th
Population Density # 444 51st
Diversity Index # 258 71st
Median Household Income # 95 90th
Per Capita Income # 232 74th

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