Elk River, Minnesota Population 2020

25,287

Elk River is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 25,287, it is the 45th largest city in Minnesota and the 1521st largest city in the United States. Elk River is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 10.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,974 in 2010. Spanning over 44 miles, Elk River has a population density of 597 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elk River is $96,653 with a poverty rate of 7.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $992 per month, and the median house value is $233,000. The median age in Elk River is 36 years, 36 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

Elk River Demographics

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

  • White: 92.66%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Other race: 1.60%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Asian: 1.39%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elk River, Minnesota is 25,287, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,845.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,974.

Elk River, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,43492.66%
Black or African American6072.51%
Some Other Race3871.60%
Two or More Races3591.48%
Asian3361.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native880.36%

Elk River Population Pyramid 2020

Elk River Median Age

36


Total

36


Male

35.9


Female

Elk River Adults

There are 17,624 adults, (2,934 of whom are seniors) in Elk River.

Elk River Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk River Sex Ratio

Female

12,152

50.19%

Male

12,059

49.81%

Elk River Households and Families

Elk River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elk River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
All77.4%22.6%
Male68.5%31.5%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female54.9%45.1%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4632.7877.4
Married5,0353.2390.8
Non Family1,9881.2556.6
Female1,0053.154.9
Male4353.7668.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elk River Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2661.65%
9th to 12th Grade5513.41%
High School Graduate4,33826.89%
Some College3,85523.89%
Associates Degree2,54215.75%
Bachelors Degree3,24120.09%
Graduate Degree1,3428.32%

Elk River Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,88114,2584,348
Black44837277
Hispanic43035847
Other Race200170
Asian18618683
Multiple Races17414457
Native American5329

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,618$59,963$40,310
Less Than High School$23,375$22,411$35,804
High School Grad$37,088$37,400$35,035
Some College$45,386$61,660$30,000
Bachelors Degree$57,904$70,578$42,885
Graduate Degree$77,798$101,827$70,875

$48,618

Average Earnings

$59,963

Average Male

$40,310

Average Female

Elk River Language

Elk River Language by Age

Elk River Language

93.01% of Elk River residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.21% of the population.

Elk River Poverty

Elk River Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,8261,5006.87%
Multiple33411434.13%
Black4618117.57%
Native755370.67%
Asian326216.44%
Hispanic438122.74%

7.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.63%

Male Poverty Rate

8.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk River is Native, with 70.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk River is Hispanic, with 2.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.55%
High School8.53%
Some College3.70%
Bachelors or Greater1.48%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.68%
Female Employed3.39%
Male Employed1.13%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elk River Income

Elk River Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$86,584$96,653
Families$92,228$103,149
Married Families$107,142-
Non Families$47,339$60,073

Elk River Marital Status

Elk River Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk River Married by Age and Sex

Elk River 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 River Marital Status by Race

Elk River Veterans

1,154

Number of Veterans

1,068

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam455
First Gulf War265
Second Gulf War184
Korea118
World War II9
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74368
55 to 64299
35 to 54205
75+181
18 to 34101
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0976.66%
Black275.44%
Indian2236.07%
2 or More83.94%

$Elk River Veterans by Education

1.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk River Employment Status

72.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Elk River Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.19%

Born in Minnesota

94.76%

Native Born

5.24%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.76% of Elk River residents were born in the United States, with 75.19% having been born in Minnesota. 2.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,2872210.88%
201925,0662210.89%
201824,8453541.45%
201724,4912210.91%
201624,2704391.84%
201523,8311760.74%
201423,6552791.19%
201323,3761340.58%
201223,24230.01%
201123,2392050.89%
201023,0346,5873.43%
200016,4475,3043.97%
199011,1434,3585.09%
19806,7850.00%