Elk River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,213 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elk River is the 43rd largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elk River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.63%), management occupations (10.60%), and sales jobs (10.11%).
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.
One downside of living in Elk River, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Elk River is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elk River in 2018 was $35,001, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,004 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elk River include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Elk River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.