Prior Lake, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 27,241 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +71.1%
Males: 13,546  (49.7%)
Females: 13,695  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55372, 55378, 55379.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $116,695 (it was $75,363 in 2000)
Prior Lake:

$116,695
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $54,577 (it was $32,089 in 2000)

Prior Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $364,139 (it was $176,000 in 2000)
Prior Lake:

$364,139
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $364,736; detached houses: $393,034; townhouses or other attached units: $230,498; in 2-unit structures: $221,650; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $339,253; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,954; mobile homes: $169,765

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,154.

March 2019 cost of living index in Prior Lake: 112.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.6%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.7% for Black residents, 2.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 11.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Prior Lake, MN (2019)
    • 23,16386.7%White alone
    • 1,2634.7%Asian alone
    • 8143.0%Two or more races
    • 8053.0%Hispanic
    • 2310.9%Black alone
    • 2460.9%American Indian alone
    • 1520.6%Other race alone

Races in Prior Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Prior Lake, Minnesota as of May 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prior Lake is 12,657 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Prior Lake by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
(20.8)
10
(40.4)
8
(31.3)
8
(30.3)
10
(37.1)
12
(43.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(17.9)
2
(8.4)
5
(20.6)
2
(8.0)
2
(7.6)
7
(30.5)
4
(17.1)
3
(12.5)
1
(4.0)
5
(19.5)
4
(15.2)
8
(29.7)
7
(25.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(103.1)
22
(92.1)
20
(82.6)
20
(80.4)
20
(76.2)
15
(65.3)
7
(29.9)
12
(49.9)
12
(48.4)
5
(19.5)
18
(68.2)
22
(81.7)
23
(84.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
104
(466.0)
79
(330.8)
83
(342.7)
93
(373.9)
91
(346.8)
64
(278.6)
45
(192.2)
62
(257.7)
33
(133.2)
79
(308.8)
48
(182.0)
30
(111.4)
50
(182.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
341
(1,528)
418
(1,750)
367
(1,515)
385
(1,548)
325
(1,239)
373
(1,624)
388
(1,657)
365
(1,517)
327
(1,320)
349
(1,364)
555
(2,104)
520
(1,931)
528
(1,930)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(107.5)
33
(138.2)
16
(66.1)
12
(48.3)
11
(41.9)
17
(74.0)
22
(94.0)
15
(62.4)
11
(44.4)
19
(74.3)
45
(170.6)
24
(89.1)
25
(91.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(22.4)
4
(16.8)
5
(20.6)
1
(4.0)
3
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
3
(11.4)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index153.4148.6144.0133.0116.0136.9122.3114.1108.8116.9153.0147.1156.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Prior Lake, MN

Crime rate in Prior Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 31 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Prior Lake, MN City Guides:

Ancestries: German (27.8%), Norwegian (9.3%), American (5.9%), Irish (5.5%), Russian (4.3%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,017 people per square mile   (low).

Prior Lake, Minnesota map

1,634 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America).

This city:

6.0%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,869 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,975 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (7.6 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (18.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (351.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Savage, MN (2.0 miles ),
Shakopee, MN (2.3 miles ),
Burnsville, MN (2.8 miles ),
Eden Prairie, MN (3.0 miles ),
Lakeville, MN (3.1 miles ),
Bloomington, MN (3.1 miles ),
Carver, MN (3.2 miles ),
Chaska, MN (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 93.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,305 (-15.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,433 (23.3%)

Area code: 952

Distribution of median household income in Prior Lake, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Prior Lake, MN in 2019
Prior Lake satellite photo by USGS

Prior Lake tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 165 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 1998: 183 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1999: 178 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2000: 251 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2001: 331 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2002: 474 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2003: 516 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2004: 300 buildings, average cost: $271,100
  • 2005: 196 buildings, average cost: $270,100
  • 2006: 164 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2007: 116 buildings, average cost: $264,400
  • 2008: 96 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $282,700
  • 2010: 142 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2011: 105 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2012: 176 buildings, average cost: $284,500
  • 2013: 189 buildings, average cost: $310,900
  • 2014: 125 buildings, average cost: $301,000
  • 2015: 124 buildings, average cost: $319,900
  • 2016: 114 buildings, average cost: $335,100
  • 2017: 103 buildings, average cost: $282,100
  • 2018: 182 buildings, average cost: $256,600
  • 2019: 197 buildings, average cost: $283,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Prior Lake, MN residents
Average permit cost in Prior Lake, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Prior Lake, MN
Historical housing units in Prior Lake, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +4,345 (+37.5%).
Most common industries in Prior Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Air transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Prior Lake, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Top executives (5.9%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.3%)

Average climate in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Prior Lake, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.419. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.42
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.57
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00198. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00198
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Prior Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Prior Lake city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prior Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from Prior Lake center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from Prior Lake center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 304.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Scott County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prior Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prior Lake:

  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH INC (16670 FRANKLIN TRAIL SE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Prior Lake:

  • ST FRANCIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • SCOTT COUNTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SAVAGE, MN)
  • FMS DIALYSIS - SHAKOPEE (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • ST GERTRUDES HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • DELPHI (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • MINNESOTA MASONIC HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, MN)
  • MINNESOTA MASONIC HOME CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMINGTON, MN)

located in Prior Lake:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prior Lake:

  • Normandale Community College (about 9 miles; Bloomington, MN; Full-time enrollment: 7,048)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 18 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • St Catherine University (about 19 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,771)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (about 19 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 6,726)
  • Augsburg College (about 19 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • University of St Thomas (about 19 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 8,762)
  • Capella University (about 19 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 21,718)

Public high school in Prior Lake:

Private high school in Prior Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Prior Lake:

Private elementary/middle schools in Prior Lake:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Prior Lake: Lone Pine Country Club (A), Wilds Golf Club (B), Camp Kici-Yapi (C), Prior Lake Police Department (D), Prior Lake City Hall (E), Prior Lake Public Library (F), Prior Lake Fire Department (G), Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (H), Prior Lake Fire Department Station 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Priordale Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Prior Lake include: Faith Church (A), Holy Trinity Methodist Church (B), Minnesota Valley Community Club (C), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (D), Christ Community Church (E), Church of Saint Michael (F), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (G), Prior Lake Assembly of God Church (H), Prior Lake Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Michaels Cemetery (1), Saint Pauls Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Upper Prior Lake (A), Pike Lake (B), Mystic Lake (C), Jeffers Pond (D), Blind Lake (E), Haas Lake (F), Arctic Lake (G), Markley Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Prior Lake include: Deerfield Park (1), Woodridge Park (2), Knob Hill Park (3), Cardinal Ridge Park (4), Carriage Hills Park (5), Wilds Park (6), Sunset Hills Park (7), Northwood Park (8), Grainwood Crossings Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Sand Point Beach (14349 Crest Avenue Northeast) (1), Playworks (Casino Hotel) (2), Kind David (Tours & Charters; 7306 Creekwood Lane) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (2400 Mystic Lake blvd.) (1), Minnesota Eye Consultants PA (5116 Gateway Street Southeast Suite 201) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jordan Schroeder - Ice hockey player.

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Prior Lake in 2010:

  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

Banks with branches in Prior Lake (2011 data):

  • Prior Lake State Bank: at 16677 Duluth Avenue, S.E., Mckenna Crossing Branch, Mckenna Crossing Branch, Crossroads Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $191.5 mil, Deposits: $165.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Norlo, Inc.
  • New Market Bank: Prior Lake Branch at 4719 Park Nicollet Ave Se Suite 100, branch established on 2007/05/08. Info updated 2010/10/25: Bank assets: $84.2 mil, Deposits: $70.4 mil, headquarters in Elko New Market, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Market Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Prior Lake Branch at 16817 Duluth Avenue, S.E., branch established on 1982/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Prior Lake Branch at 15830 Franklin Trail Southeast, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Prior Lake:

Marital status in Prior Lake, MN
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Prior Lake:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prior Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Prior Lake:

(Prior Lake, Minnesota Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Prior Lake, MN (based on Scott County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,91212
Mainline Protestant14,37922
Evangelical Protestant11,76139
Other82
None63,868-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Scott County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Scott County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Scott County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
This county:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Scott County:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prior Lake:

52.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Prior Lake:

28.6
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prior Lake:

21.2%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.9%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

60.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prior Lake, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$228,424$91,3701$1,252
Streets and Highways 19$121,418$76,6851$2,451
Parks and Recreation 10$60,187$72,2241$3,893
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$62,937$83,9160$0
Financial Administration 6$38,768$77,5360$0
Other Government Administration 6$48,763$97,5266$4,182
Police - Other 3$14,716$58,8641$2,941
Other and Unallocable 3$19,309$77,2361$536
Water Supply 2$13,140$78,8400$0
Natural Resources 1$7,675$92,1000$0
Firefighters 1$9,869$118,42840$14,202
Sewerage 1$6,807$81,6840$0
Totals for Government 91$632,010$83,34251$29,457

Prior Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,315,000 ($341.95)
    Water Utilities: $479,000 ($17.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $459,000 ($16.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($3.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,503,000 ($165.30)
    Sewerage: $2,771,000 ($101.72)
    Water Utilities: $2,621,000 ($96.22)
    General - Other: $2,432,000 ($89.28)
    Regular Highways: $2,052,000 ($75.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,618,000 ($59.40)
    Financial Administration: $850,000 ($31.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $846,000 ($31.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $646,000 ($23.71)
    Natural Resources - Other: $634,000 ($23.27)
    General Public Buildings: $471,000 ($17.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000 ($7.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $98,000 ($3.60)
    Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($2.50)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($2.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,292,000 ($47.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,390,000 ($51.03)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $187,000 ($6.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,217,000 ($44.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $494,000 ($18.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $350,000 ($12.85)
    General - Other: $225,000 ($8.26)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($4.52)
    Financial Administration: $96,000 ($3.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $57,000 ($2.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.37)
    General Public Building: $9,000 ($0.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,357,000 ($270.07)

Prior Lake government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,449,000 ($126.61)
    Sewerage: $3,423,000 ($125.66)
    Regular Highways: $2,397,000 ($87.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $961,000 ($35.28)
    Natural Resources - Other: $926,000 ($33.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($0.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $862,000 ($31.64)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,497,000 ($54.95)
    General Revenue - Other: $535,000 ($19.64)
    Rents: $357,000 ($13.11)
    Interest Earnings: $194,000 ($7.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000 ($2.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($0.59)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,004,000 ($183.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $990,000 ($36.34)
    Highways: $341,000 ($12.52)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.18)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Tax - Property: $11,526,000 ($423.11)
    Other License: $820,000 ($30.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $736,000 ($27.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $657,000 ($24.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $85,000 ($3.12)

Prior Lake government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,233,000 ($1587.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,960,000 ($1356.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,778,000 ($395.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,505,000 ($165.38)

Prior Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,010,000 ($147.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,878,000 ($142.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,637,000 ($96.80)

8.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hennepin County, MN  2.24% ($66,346 average AGI)
from Dakota County, MN  2.02% ($74,864)
from Carver County, MN  0.56% ($48,617)


8.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.58% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,910 average AGI)
Scott County:

0.58%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hennepin County, MN  2.00% ($60,622 average AGI)
to Dakota County, MN  1.53% ($61,320)
to Carver County, MN  0.57% ($75,556)
Businesses in Prior Lake, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Quiznos1
DHL1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS3
H&R Block1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Prior Lake:

  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KCCO (950 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KYCR (1570 AM; 4 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING COMPANY,)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prior Lake:

  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Prior Lake:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Prior Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.4mTotal length
  • 20,505Total average daily traffic
  • 250Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,601Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prior Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Prior Lake, MN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Prior Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Prior Lake)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED127$206,287157$227,645741$236,82217$150,8932$1,188,60533$199,279
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$200,74018$268,79458$245,7174$127,4730$04$127,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$225,34318$223,163200$255,4977$85,5971$1,103,31011$228,885
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$171,78120$294,651137$239,0389$121,1710$010$146,330
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$121,0202$352,20528$242,0043$77,9600$02$303,145
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0809.03 , 0809.04, 0809.05, 0809.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$251,99222$287,2100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$270,7878$255,7642$155,735
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$249,4085$241,2940$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$168,0002$357,1400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$210,1852$221,9500$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0809.03 , 0809.04, 0809.05, 0809.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Prior Lake, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Prior Lake, MN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fires - 116 took place in 2005, and the least - 6 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Prior Lake, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.8%), and Outside Fires (25.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prior Lake, MN
    • 56953.8%Structure Fires
    • 26825.3%Outside Fires
    • 14413.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 777.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prior Lake, MN
Most common first names in Prior Lake, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3574.3 years
Margaret3481.8 years
Robert3473.3 years
William3378.5 years
Mary3080.9 years
George2780.0 years
Richard2671.1 years
James2573.0 years
Helen2484.1 years
Dorothy2278.2 years
Most common last names in Prior Lake, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2374.9 years
Mueller1980.9 years
Busse1876.8 years
Klingberg1776.8 years
Anderson1478.9 years
Borchardt1482.2 years
Smith1376.1 years
Peterson1075.9 years
Nelson1070.2 years
Muelken1073.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prior Lake, MN
  • 90.1%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prior Lake, MN
  • 57.3%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 4.0%No fuel used
  • 3.9%Other fuel


Prior Lake compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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