According to a study by 24/7 Wall St., an online financial news company, Elk River ranks No. 30 on its “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” list. Researchers examined cities with populations of 8,000+, comparing more than two-dozen quality of life influences including crime rate, cost of living, parks and outdoor amenities, employment opportunities and more. 24/7 Wall St. noted Elk River’s low poverty rate, higher annual income of residents, and low violent crime rate, compared to the national averages.
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