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Population (year 2000): 16,447. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,329 (+29.7% change)
Males: 8,260 (50.2%), Females: 8,187 (49.8%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.0 years
Median household income: $58,114 (year 2000)
Median house value: $144,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Elk River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (44.4%), Norwegian (17.2%), Irish (13.6%), Swedish (10.7%), French (6.5%), Polish (6.2%).

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Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 42.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Elk River

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk River city

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +5,227 (+46.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grove, MN Maple (16.8 miles pop. 50,365).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (32.5 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (471.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (3.4 miles Otsego, MN (7.7 miles Albertville, MN (8.5 miles Rogers, MN (8.8 miles Zimmerman, Michael, MN (10.0 miles St. MN (10.3 miles Ramsey, MN (10.8 miles Dayton, Lake, MN (11.9 miles Big


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 235 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1998: 223 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 1999: 204 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2000: 230 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2001: 178 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2002: 252 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2003: 542 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 546 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2005: 344 buildings, average cost: $166,000

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 93.58 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Manufacturing (17.3%), Retail trade (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -353 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,826 (32.3%)


 

Crime in Elk River by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002
Murders 1 0 0
    per 100,000 6.1 0.0 0.0
Rapes 9 5 3
    per 100,000 54.7 30.4 18.2
Robberies 2 2 1
    per 100,000 12.2 12.2 6.1
Assaults 12 18 14
    per 100,000 73.0 109.4 85.1
Burglaries 54 74 113
    per 100,000 328.3 449.9 687.1
Thefts 359 585 626
    per 100,000 2182.8 3556.9 3806.2
Auto thefts 21 19 25
    per 100,000 127.7 115.5 152.0
166.7 220.7 238.6


Average climate in Elk River, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elk

Elk River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Elk River city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/3/1983, a category 4 tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Matt Annen - College basketball player (Ohio Bobcats).


Hospitals/medical centers near Elk River:
  • ANOKA-METRO REG TREATMENT CTR (about 13 miles; ANOKA, MN)
  • MONTICELLO-BIG LAKE COMM HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MONTICELLO, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW NORTHLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; PRINCETON, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elk River:
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 36 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 40 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • BRAINERD LAKES RGNL (about 83 miles; BRAINERD, MN; ID: BRD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elk River:
  • PRINCETON MUNI (about 17 miles; PRINCETON, MN; ID: PNM)
  • BUFFALO MUNI (about 21 miles; BUFFALO, MN; ID: 8Y2)
  • CRYSTAL (about 25 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MIC)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4 $18,724 $56,172 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 17 $61,923 $43,710 10 $4,678
Other Government Administration 9 $36,768 $49,024 10 $6,669
Streets and Highways 14 $56,875 $48,750 3 $4,444
Electric Power 20 $85,545 $51,327 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $28,379 $48,649 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $25,711 $44,076 25 $11,422
Sewerage 4 $14,590 $43,770 0 $0
Firefighters 3 $11,661 $46,644 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $21,208 $36,356 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 26 $118,646 $54,759 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $9,033 $54,198 0 $0
Totals for Government 120 $489,064 $48,906 48 $27,212


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk River:
  • HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,138)
  • NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,857)
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,787)
  • AUGSBURG COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES (about 34 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 36,289)
Public high schools in Elk River:
  • ELK RIVER SR. (Students: 1,988; Location: 900 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • IVAN SAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 1232 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Elk River:
  • ALLIANCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 409; Location: 829 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SOLID ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 11800 196TH AV N W; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Elk River:
  • MEADOWVALE EL. (Students: 756; Location: 12701 ELK LAKE RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LINCOLN EL. (Students: 684; Location: 600 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VANDENBERGE JR. (Students: 613; Location: 948 PROCTOR AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARKER EL. (Students: 593; Location: 500 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SALK JR. (Students: 591; Location: 11970 HIGHLAND RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HANDKE FAMILY CNTR (Students: 117; Location: 1170 MAIN ST.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • LEVEL 5 (Students: 20; Location: 948 PROCTOR AVE; Grades: 04 - 12)
  • ELK RIVER TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 1232 SCHOOL ST.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Elk River:
  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 315; Location: 428 IRVING AVE; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 9243 VIKING BLVD NW; Grades: PK - 8)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Elk River has 44 square miles, not 42.7. added by Justin Johnson
  • Alliance Christian Academy has changed its name to Rivers Christian Academy in 2002

Notable locations in Elk River: Babcock Rest Area (A), Sherburne County Fair Grounds (B), Pinewood Golf Course (C), Elk River Country Club (D), Elk River (E), Sherburne County Government Center (F), Sherburne County Sheriffs Office (G), Minnesota Historical Society Museum (H), Elk River Public Library (I), Elk River Police Department (J), Elk River Fire Department Station Two (K), Elk River Fire Department Station One (L), Elk River City Hall (M), Elk River City Arena (N).

Shopping Center: Elk River Mall (1).

Churches in Elk River include: Alliance Community Church (A), Saint Andrew's Church (B), Apostolic Revival Church (C), River of Life Evangelical Free Church (D), Union Congregational Church (E), Abiding Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Twin Lakes Christian Church (G), Elk River Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Vernon Cemetery (1), Saint Andrews Cemetery (2), Orono Cemetery (3).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rice Lake (A), Eagle Lake (B), Orono Lake (C), Little Twin Lake (D).

River: Elk River (A).

Parks in Elk River include: Babcock Memorial Park (1), Baldwin Park (2), Barrington Park (3), Mississippi Oaks Park (4), Grange Shrine - Oliver Hudson Kelley Home Historical Marker (5), Big Tooth Ridge Park (6), Camp Cozy Park (7), Hillside City Park (8), Oak Knoll Athletic Complex (9).

Post office: (A).  


Elk River compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk River:
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk River:
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLCI (106.1 FM; ELK RIVER, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO LLC)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Elk River:
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

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