ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
ELK RIVER COMMUNITY PROFILE
Minnesota > All counties > Sherburne County > Elk River
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Elk River, Minnesota, MN

Send us your Elk River photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Elk River
Blog about Elk River
Elk River map

Sponsored Ads

"Energy City"

Elk River is a city in Sherburne County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Elk River is 45.303N. The longitude is -93.566W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,783.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$58,114
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elk River demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Orono
The village of Elk River and the township of Elk River consolidated to form the city in 1978.

The nearby Great River Energy power plant was converted in the 1980s to burn refuse-derived fuel.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Sherburne County Fair - July 19-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elk River web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Oliver H. Kelley Farm

Listed places near Elk River

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Elk River
Sherburne County
Minnesota
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Elk River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sherburne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55330 ZIP code.

Elk River, MN locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Elk River Web sites

Ancestry & family history

34% of Elk River residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk River ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk River was $21,808, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Elk River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Elk River festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Elk River festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Elk River
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elk River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $568.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,159.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Elk River include Elk River Branch Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Elk River include Elk River Star News

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Sherburne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk River political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Elk River workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elk River between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Elk River include Americinn Elk River, Country Inn & Suites.

Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Minnesota community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Elk River:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!