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Elko New Market
Elko Speedway
Elko Speedway
Scott County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Elko New Market Highlighted.svg
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Scott
Founded 1856 (NM)
Established 1858 (NM)
Merged 2006
 • Type Mayor-council government - Executive form
 • City 3.48 sq mi (9.02 km2)
 • Land 3.48 sq mi (9.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
971 ft (296 m)
 • City 4,110
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,370.66/sq mi (529.14/km2)
 • Metro
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-18662
Website City website

Elko New Market is a city in Scott County, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 2006 through a merger of bordering cities Elko and New Market. The population was 4,110 at the 2010 census.

Served by Interstate 35 and Scott County Road 2, the city contains one public school, and is notable as the location of Elko Speedway. The New Market Hotel and Store is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city contains a marker for the Big Woods of south–central Minnesota.


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.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,972
2010 4,110 3.5%
2019 (est.) 4,774 16.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

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.


Elko Speedway is located in Elko New Market.


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