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Elko New Market Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Elko New Market population sign Location of Elko, Minnesota

Population: 
Elko New Market (city)* 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population      330 560 450 804 4,110 +3,306 +411.19
Land Area (sq. mile) -- 2.00 1.86 1.99 3.36 +1.37 +68.84
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 280.00 241.94 404.02 1,223.21 +819.19 +202.76
Housing Units 106 189 166 298 1,328 +1,030 +345.64
Households -- 179 157 286 1,259 +973 +340.21
Persons Per Household -- 3.13 2.87 2.81 3.26 +0.45 +16.01
* 2000 and earlier data are combined totals of the then-separate Elko and New Market
Geography:

Elko was a city in Scott County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km˛), all of it land. New Market was a city in Scott County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km˛), all of it land. On March 21, 2006, both the cities of Elko and New Market passed a referendum to merge. The new city was named Elko New Market with the merger taking effect on January 1, 2007.

Elko New Market is a city in Scott County in the State of Minnesota. Located midway between the cities of Minneapolis and Faribault along Interstate 35, Elko New Market is in the southern exurban belt of the Minneapolis – Saint Paul area. Burnsville and Lakeville are near Elko New Market. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.36 square miles (8.70 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 971 feet (296 meters).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,110 people, 1,259 households, and 1,064 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,223.2 inhabitants per square mile (472.3/km2). There were 1,328 housing units at an average density of 395.2 per square mile (152.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 1.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 1,259 households of which 60.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 15.5% were non-families. 9.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.53.

The median age in the city was 30.4 years. 38% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 39.5% were from 25 to 44; 15.1% were from 45 to 64; and 2.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

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History:  

Former City of New Market
View at New Market Minnesota
View at New Market Minnesota

It was during the early years of Scott County settlement that the former City of New Market began to develop into a community.  German and Prussian emigrants first established the area known as Jackson whose social and civic activities were centered around the German Catholic Church.  The Village of New Market was incorporated in 1895.  The incorporated area of the City initially included 320 acres, with only 6 blocks (approximately 17 acres) being developed before 1898.  By the late 1870s, the City included a post office, general stores, and several other businesses.  A hotel was built in the 1890s.  The City also had its own public school, which was closed in 1916, when the private parish school was opened. New Market was booming by the turn of the century, due in some part to the grain elevator and train station located in nearby Elko, which brought business activities into the area. 

 

By 1944, the City of New Market had grown to include approximately 50 acres of developed land; an area which included only 15% of the City’s incorporated limits.  Interstate 35 was constructed in the late 1960s, which provided an entirely different mode of transportation into and out of the community.  While a general store remained in operation until 1970, the advent of better transportation corresponded with the dwindling of business activity in New Market.  Automobiles provided an easy method of transportation to larger shopping centers to the north.  Even with the decline of businesses, construction of residential dwellings began to grow in the 1960s and 1970s.  A moratorium on building due to lack of sewer capacity in the early 1980s halted virtually any new construction for a period of approximately five years.  After cooperatively building a sewer system at the headwaters of the Vermillion River located in New Market Township with the neighboring City of Elko in 1987, construction of housing again began to rise by the end of the 1990s.  Between 1990 and 2002, 330 single-family homes were built.  Of this construction, 98% occurred after 1998.  As new housing construction boomed, the 320 acres of land initially incorporated as the City of New Market filled.  Between 1997 and 2003, a period of only 6 years, the developed area of the City of New Market expanded by nearly 50% to include approximately 790 acres.  This is compared to a rate of growth (developed area) of 66% for the first 46 years of the City’s existence. 

Former City of Elko
Fred Meinke Saloon & Lunch Room (around 1905)
Fred Meinke Saloon & Lunch Room (around 1905)

Even with its proximity, development of the former City of Elko was quite dissimilar to that of New Market.  In 1902, the Chicago-St. Paul Railroad platted the community which would later become the City of Elko.  While the community grew around the railroad and other businesses in the village, it was not incorporated until 1949 when there was a dispute over the issuance of liquor licenses with the Township Board.  While neighboring New Market was predominately a German Catholic community, the population of Elko included a large number of Scandinavian Lutherans.  Elko had its own public school, perhaps due to the fact the New Market public school regularly included Catholic religious education in its coursework, and was primarily taught in German.  The Elko public school merged with Lakeville in the 1950s, leaving the Elko/New Market community without a public school (the New Market public school had already closed in 1916).

 

The Elko Speedway opened in 1964 and continues to attract people into the area.  With the departure of the railroad from the city in 1977 and the construction of Interstate 35 in the 1960’s, business activity slowly dwindled as it did in neighboring New Market.  Elko also experienced a growth in housing construction between 1960 and 2000 (with the exception of the 1980’s during the moratorium).  Until the later part of the 1990’s, housing construction in Elko surpassed that in New Market.  From 1990 to 2002, 183 single-family homes have been built, with 82% of the growth occurring since 1998.

City of Elko New Market

In October of 2005, City officials from Elko and New Market first met to discuss a possible merger.  Recognizing potential financial benefits from such action, the City Councils of the two cities commissioned a study to examine potential impacts.  Following a series of public meetings, a referendum was held on March 21, 2006 to consider the potential merger.  The residents of the two cities voted overwhelmingly (84 percent) to approve the merger which formally became effective on January 1, 2007.

Courtesy City of Elko New Market

ELKO, a city in section 27 of New Market, has a name that is also borne by villages in Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia and by a county and its county seat in Nevada. It was incorporated as a village on October 25, 1949; the post office began in 1907; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad.

NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP, settled in the spring of 1856, was at first named Jackson, when it was organized in May 1858, but it was renamed at the election held October 12, 1858. The name is thought to have been adopted from the town of New Market near Cambridge in England, famous for its horse races. Thirteen other states have villages of this name. The city in sections 20, 21, and 28 was incorporated as a village on August 28, 1895; the post office began in 1867.

On March 21, 2006, both the cities of Elko and New Market passed a referendum to merge. The new city was named Elko New Market with the merger taking effect on January 1, 2007.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Elko New Market City Hall
601 Main Street
PO Box 99
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Phone: (952) 461-2777
Fax: (952) 461-2782

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm

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City of Elko New Market
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2020 Joe Julius
10130 Ponds Circle
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Email (612) 819-2785
City Administrator appointed Thomas Terry
601 Main Street
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Email (952) 461-2777
Council Member 12/31/2022 Kate Timmerman
3141 Aaron Drive
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Email (952) 451-0245
Council Member 12/31/2022 Josh Berg
27087 Longridge Drive
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Email (612) 387-6463
Council Member 12/31/2020 Dawn Seepersaud
10321 Oakridge Place
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Email (952) 465-9728
Council Member 12/31/2020 Amanda Novak
2182 Jean Way
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Email n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
26045 Market Place Blvd.
Elko, MN
55020-5000
Phone:
(952) 461-2106
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       9:00 am - 11:30 am
                        1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 11:30 am  

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Utilities:
Utility TypeUtility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Dakota Electric Association (651) 463-6212
Electricity

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative

(952) 492-2313
Electricity

Xcel Energy

(800) 481-4700
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp   (800) 889-9508
Natural Gas Greater Minnesota Gas, Inc. (888) 931-3411
Wastewater City of Elko New Market (952) 461-2777
Water City of Elko New Market (952) 461-2777
Telephone Nuvera (952) 226-7000
Cable TV Mediacom (855) 633-4226

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Weather:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Elko New Market Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Elko New Market Minnesota area


Events:
none


Attractions:
Elko Speedway and Drive In Theatre
26350 France Avenue
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Phone: (952) 461-7223

ELKO! your source for affordable family fun since 1965. Featuring action packed Eve of Destruction® events guaranteed to thrill, door to door NASCAR racing on a 3/8 mile asphalt oval track, and a Drive-In movie theater. ELKO! is your home for a Saturday night full of entertainment.The Cars: Elko Speedway has three divisions that race under the NASCAR Banner. The Late Models are highly modified with fabricated frames and fiberglass or aluminum bodies with specialized power plants. Thunder Cars are stock cars with minor engine and suspension modifications allowed. Power Stocks are a low-cost entry level division that are nearly straight from the factory. Other common divisions that also compete at Elko Speedway include the Great North Legends and Bandoleros.

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Recreation:
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Lakes:
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Sweetbrier 17    

Health Care:
Schools:
Students attend either Lakeville Schools (east side of town) or New Prague Schools (west side of town)
Lakeville Area Schools
Independent School District #194

17630 Juniper Path
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 232-2000
Fax: (952) 469-6054

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  11,000


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Lakeville Area Schools, Lakeville Minnesota
Lakeville South High School
21135 Jacquard Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 232-3300
Fax: (952) 469-8383


Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,800


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Lakeville South High School, Lakeville Minnesota
McGuire Middle School
21220 Holyoke Avenue West
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 232-2200
Fax: (952) 469-7224


Grades:  6-8
Students:  950


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McGuire Middle School, Lakeville Minnesota
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
21240 Holyoke Avenue West
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 232-2800
Fax: (952) 469-7248


Grades:  K-5
Students:  575


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John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Lakeville Minnesota
New Prague Area Schools
Independent School District #721

410 Central Ave N
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: (952) 758-1700
Fax: (952) 758-1799

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 


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New Prague Area Schools  
New Prague High School
221 12th Street NE
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: (952) 758-1200
Fax: (952) 758-1299

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,350


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New Prague Middle School
721 Central Avenue N
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: (952) 758-1400
Fax: (952) 758-1499

Grades:  6-8
Students:  960


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New Prague Middle School, New Prague Minnesota
Eagle View Elementary School
25600 Nevada Avenue
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Phone: (952) 758-6000
Fax: (952) 758-6099

Grades:  K-5
Students:  500


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Eagle View Elementary School, Elko New Market Minnesota

Churches:
Crossroads Church
Meets at Eagle View Elementary School
25600 Nevada Avenue
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Phone: (612) 756-1194

Pastor:  Gordon Deuel 
Sunday Services:  10:00 am


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Crossroads Church, Elko New Market Minnesota
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
51 Church Street
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Phone: (952) 461-2403

Pastor:  Father Patrick Barnes
Sunday Services:  8:00 am, 10:00 am


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St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Elko New Market Minnesota
Tapestry Vineyard Church
Meets at Firefly Coffee Company
14 Church Street
Elko New Market, MN 55054
Phone: (612) 787-2569

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Services:  10:00 am


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TAPESTRY Vineyard Church

Media:
New Prague Times
200 Main Street E
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: (952) 758-4435
Fax: (952) 758-4135

Weekly newspaper published on Thursdays with a circulation of 4,966

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New Prague Times

Motels:
none - see Lakeville, Northfield or New Prague
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Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:
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