Elk, Minnesota Population 2024

203

Elk is a city located in Jackson County and Nobles County Minnesota. Elk has a 2024 population of 203. Elk is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 214 in 2020.

The average household income in Elk is $111,562 with a poverty rate of 2.76%. The median age in Elk is 53.8 years: 49.7 years for males, and 56 years for females.

Elk Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elk was:

  • White: 97.6%
  • Other race: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
36.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.14% (-11)
The current population of Elk, Minnesota is 203 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 214.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28597.6%
Other race72.4%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Elk Population by Race

Elk Population Pyramid 2024

Elk Median Age

53.8

Total

49.7

Male

56

Female

Elk Adults

There are 244 adults, (86 of whom are seniors) in Elk.

Elk Age Dependency

84.8

Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk Sex Ratio

Female14047.95%
Male15252.05%

Elk Population by Age

Elk Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1142.5689.510.5
Married833.0592.87.2
Non Family261.0884.615.4
Female425050
Male131000

2.97

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

89.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elk Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade41.84%
Associates Degree3013.82%
Bachelors Degree4118.89%
Graduate Degree156.91%
High School Graduate6128.11%
Less Than 9th Grade52.3%
Some College6128.11%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elk Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elk Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White20620156
Hispanic1170
Other Race630

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.18%.

Elk Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,750$60,750$57,500
Graduate Degree$2,499$0$2,499
High School Graduate$34,250$80,000$0
Less Than 9th Grade$36,250$0$37,500
Overall$49,167$56,250$33,889
Some College$51,458$52,292$40,000

$49,167

Average Earnings

$56,250

Average Male

$33,889

Average Female

Elk Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elk Language

96.14% of Elk residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Elk Language

Elk Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White27782.89%

2.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.95%

Male Poverty Rate

1.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk is White, with 2.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk is White, with 2.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.59%.

Elk Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.33%
High School4.92%
Some College1.1%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Elk Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed2.47%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Elk Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$107,500$128,523
Households$102,500$111,562
Married Families$109,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$49,167$53,854

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elk Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

68.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.9%

Male Marriage Rate

71.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elk Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elk Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elk Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam17
Korea1
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Elk Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7416
75+2
55 to 641
18 to 340
35 to 540

Elk Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White197.98%

Elk Veterans by Race

Elk Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elk Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.34%

Born in Elk

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Elk residents were born in the United States, with 75.34% having been born in Minnesota. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elk Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029188-3-1.57%
2028191-3-1.55%
2027194-3-1.52%
2026197-3-1.5%
2025200-3-1.48%
2024203-3-1.46%
2023206-3-1.44%
2022209-3-1.42%
2021212-2-0.93%
2020214-37-14.74%
2019251-1-0.4%
2018252-3-1.18%
2017255-4-1.54%
201625920.78%
2015257-1-0.39%
201425810.39%
201325710.39%
201225610.39%
201125520.79%
201025300%

Elk Population by Year