City Information

Where is Nowthen?

The City of Nowthen is located in the northwest corner of Anoka County.  With the cities of Elk River, Ramsey, Oak Grove and St. Francis surrounding Nowthen, we are joining the fast growing communities of Northern Anoka County.  We are easily accessible from all directions, with Anoka County Highway 22 (Viking Blvd) running east and west and MN Highway 47 running north and south through Nowthen.

Major retail shops and stores are just a few minutes away in Elk River and Ramsey. 

The average commute time for residents is 33 minutes. 

According to the 2020 Census, Nowthen is estimated to have 4,785 residents, with a median property value of $329,600.   

Currently there are seventy-four (74) residential developments constructed within Nowthen along with commercial and industrial parks. 

Some of the options available within the commercial districts are restaurants, a garden nursery, a gas station, mini storage, and a bank. 

So you see, Nowthen is perfect - still the feel of country, but close enough to meet all your shopping needs.    


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General Information

School Districts within Nowthen:

Anoka-Hennepin District #11

St. Francis District #15

Elk River District #728

Three Zip Codes within Nowthen:

Anoka 55303

Elk River 55330

St. Francis 55070