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Welcome to Elk River ...

The city of Elk River is located in Sherburne County and is the County Seat for Sherburne County.

The location of Elk River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Elk River: Elk Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elk River has a population of 24,845 people<2> (see below for details).

Elk River is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Elk River lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elk River is within the boundaries of the (763) area code.

The ZIP code for Elk River: 55330<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk River had a population of 22,974 people (or 25.96% of the total population of Sherburne County). This makes Elk River the county's most populous community.

The population of Elk River represents 0.43% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,974 people, the population of Elk River increased 39.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,447 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elk River had an population of 24,845 people. This is an increase of 8.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.06% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk River.

Communities Also Named Elk River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Elk River - they are located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk River.

Websites for Elk River ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elk River. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk River. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk River. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elk River:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk River ...

Looking for more information about Elk River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elk River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk River.

Communities near Elk River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Hennepin County

Maple Grove   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Elk River

Located in Hennepin County

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Anoka County

Andover   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Anoka County

Ramsey   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Anoka County

Champlin   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Michael   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elk River

Located in Wright County

Anoka   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk River

Located in Anoka County

Ham Lake   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Elk River

Located in Anoka County

Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elk River

Located in Wright County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elk River.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk River.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elk River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elk River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elk River) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3313, Longitude: -93.5669     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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