Prior Lake, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Prior Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Prior Lake had a population of 25,352 as of July 1, 2016. Prior Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prior Lake is located at latitude 44.7256 and longitude -93.4409 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prior Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.96 sq. miles and a water area of 3.19 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Prior Lake (GNIS ID: 2396284) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prior Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prior Lake: City of Prior Lake.


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Prior Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,352
Population in Households 25,302
Population in Familes 21,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density1 1,589
Diversity Index2 24
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,422
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 6,899
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,889 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,533 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 524 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $324,471
Average Home Value $405,740
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $95,498
Average Household Income $123,381
Per Capita Income $46,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 1.54%
Households 1.76% 1.56%
Families 1.69% 1.5%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prior Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prior Lake to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 96th
Population Density1 # 119 87th
Diversity Index2 # 219 76th
Median Household Income # 32 97th
Per Capita Income # 40 96th

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