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Elk River, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Elk River had a population of 25,003 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Elk River, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,003
Population in Households 24,357
Population in Familes 20,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 646
Population Density2 591
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $82,737
Average Household Income $96,012
Per Capita Income $34,327


Total Housing Units 9,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,131 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,663 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $250,614
Average Home Value $268,215


Total Households 8,794
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 6,507
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.03% 1.21%
Households 1.03% 1.22%
Families 0.89% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2018 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 # 42 95th
Population Density # 446 51st
Diversity Index # 253 72nd
Median Household Income # 90 90th
Per Capita Income # 212 77th

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