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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.
The nearby Great River Energy power plant was converted in the 1980s to burn refuse-derived fuel.
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.
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.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk River was $21,808, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Elk River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elk River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $568. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,159.
Libraries in Elk River include Elk River Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elk River include Elk River Star News
Sherburne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk River political report.
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.
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