Elk River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 23,963 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elk River is the 43rd largest community in Minnesota.
Elk River real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Elk River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Elk River isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elk River are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elk River is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elk River who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), management occupations (12.51%), and sales jobs (12.27%).
Also of interest is that Elk River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Elk River is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elk River’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Elk River is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elk River, the average commute to work is 30.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Elk River citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.06% of adults in Elk River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elk River in 2010 was $32,326, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,304 for a family of four. However, Elk River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Elk River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elk River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elk River include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Elk River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.