Elk River, Minnesota Population 2021

25,977
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Elk River is a city located in Sherburne County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Sherburne County. With a 2020 population of 25,977, it is the 41st largest city in Minnesota and the 1487th largest city in the United States . Elk River is currently growing at a rate of 1.49% annually and its population has increased by 13.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,974 in 2010. Elk River reached it's highest population of 25,977 in 2021. Spanning over 44 miles, Elk River has a population density of 614 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elk River is $97,860 with a poverty rate of 6.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,036 per month, and the median house value is $241,400. The median age in Elk River is 36.3 years, 35.9 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Elk River Demographics

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

  • White: 91.63%
  • Black or African American: 3.67%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Asian: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elk River, Minnesota is 25,977 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,831.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,974.

Elk River, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,47091.63%
Black or African American9013.67%
Some Other Race4331.77%
Two or More Races3221.31%
Asian3201.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.31%
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Elk River Population by Race

Elk River Population Pyramid $2021

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Elk River Median Age

36.3


Total

35.9


Male

36.7


Female

Elk River Adults

There are 17,957 adults, (2,954 of whom are seniors) in Elk River.

Elk River Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk River Sex Ratio

Female

12,282

50.09%

Male

12,240

49.91%

Elk River Population by Age

Elk River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elk River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.7%8.3%
All78.6%21.4%
Male74.4%25.6%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Female56.4%43.6%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elk River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5032.7978.6
Married4,6633.3691.7
Non Family2,2741.3463.8
Female1,1752.9856.4
Male3914.0174.4

3.2

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Elk River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3592.23%
9th to 12th Grade5163.20%
High School Graduate4,21426.16%
Some College3,94824.51%
Associates Degree2,58316.04%
Bachelors Degree3,25420.20%
Graduate Degree1,2327.65%
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Elk River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elk River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,67914,1014,292
Black58441995
Hispanic53142634
Other Race256193
Asian16216260
2+ Races12111230
Native American5436

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 37.04%.

Elk River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,030$61,650$41,898
Less Than 9th Grade$21,701$22,976$13,315
High School Graduate$39,220$41,667$35,515
Some College$46,026$61,574$37,098
Bachelors Degree$63,638$72,197$49,455
Graduate Degree$75,625$103,281$71,629

$50,030

Average Earnings

$61,650

Average Male

$41,898

Average Female

Elk River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk River Language by Age

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Elk River Language

92.91% of Elk River residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Elk River Language

Elk River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,7201,2455.73%
Hispanic60410016.56%
Black755486.36%
Native543564.81%
Multiple294217.14%
Other328154.57%

6.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.60%

Male Poverty Rate

6.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk River is Native, with 64.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk River is Other, with 4.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.71%.

Elk River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.38%
High School6.47%
Some College2.91%
Bachelors or Greater1.15%

Elk River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.23%
Female Employed1.99%
Male Employed1.41%
Female Unemployed1.15%

Elk River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$89,596$97,860
Families$94,287$105,185
Married Families$110,861-
Non Families$56,875$65,736
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Income by Household Type

Elk River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk River Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Elk River Marital Status by Race

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Elk River Marital Status

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1,242

Number of Veterans

1,149

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam485
First Gulf War301
Second Gulf War203
Korea96
World War II16

Elk River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74438
55 to 64265
35 to 54264
75+191
18 to 3484

Elk River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2007.23%
Native American1930.65%
Black182.87%
Hispanic71.22%
2+ Races52.33%

Elk River Veterans by Race

Elk River Veterans by Education

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3.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk River Veterans by Education

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72.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elk River Employment by Age

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Elk River Employment by Race

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Elk River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.02%

Born in Elk River

94.36%

Native Born

5.64%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.36% of Elk River residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in Minnesota. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elk River Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,9773821.49%
202025,5953821.52%
201925,2133821.54%
201824,8313481.42%
201724,4832150.89%
201624,2684311.81%
201523,8371800.76%
201423,6572771.18%
201323,3801350.58%
201223,2450.00%
201123,2452080.90%
201023,0376,5903.43%
200016,4475,3043.97%
199011,1434,3585.09%
19806,7850.00%

Elk River Population by Year