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Elk River
Sherburne County, Minnesota


Page Contents for Elk River, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Elk River is approximately 16,447 (2000), 22974 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,887 (1990), 8080 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elk River is 110.492 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elk River is 44 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.037 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elk River to Washington DC is 980 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elk River is positioned 45.33 degrees north of the equator and 93.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elk River elevation is 900 feet above sea level.
Elk River median income is $ 58,114 (2000).
The Elk River median home price is $ 144,800 (2000).
Elk River average annual precipitation is 26 inches peryear.
Elk River average annual snowfall is 49 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.


35 miles northwest of the St. Paul area on Highway 10. Nearby communities include Otsego, Albertville, Rogers, Zimmerman, St. Michael, Ramsey, Dayton and Big Lake. For directions to Elk River, please see this page
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History & History Related Items

In 1849, the area now known as Elk River was just a little log cabin where the settlers did their bartering and trading of goods. Others started to move here, including Oliver H. Kelley, who began the organization known as the Grange in 1867.

Try this history page for Elk River. This history page from the city has good historical information.
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Oliver H. Kelley Farm
a working farm of the mid 1800's era. Hands on opportunity to see what it was like back then. Please call ahead for hours of operation
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-441-6896
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Elk River City Government

City of Elk River
13065 Orono Pkwy
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-635-1000

Elk River has a weak Mayor-council form of government. There is a Mayor and four council members. The Mayor is elected at-large with the four council members being elected from each ward, one from each of four wards. For local government officials and their contact information, please see this page from the city of Elk River.

Elk River is the county seat of Sherburne County.

Elk River Chamber

Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce
509 Highway 10
Elk River, MN
Phone: 763-441-3110

Elk River Organizations

Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce
509 Highway 10
Elk River, MN
Phone: 763-441-3110

Elk River Schools

Elk River Area School District 728
327 King Ave
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-241-3400
Fax: 763-241-3407 Elk River


The population of Elk River was:
1990 - 11,143
2000 - 16,447
More complete census date may be found on this page in pdf format.

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