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Population (year 2000): 15,917. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,168 (+39.3% change)
Males: 8,043 (50.5%), Females: 7,874 (49.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $75,363 (year 2000)
Median house value: $175,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Prior Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.9%)
  • American Indian (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (40.4%), Norwegian (17.6%), Irish (15.7%), Swedish (10.1%), English (6.0%), Polish (4.6%).

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Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles

Prior

For population 25 years and over in Prior Lake

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prior Lake city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +4,345 (+37.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Prairie, MN Eden (9.0 miles pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (19.8 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (442.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN Savage, (5.5 miles MN (6.5 miles Shakopee, Prairie, MN Eden (9.0 miles MN (10.4 miles Burnsville, MN Bloomington, (11.1 miles Market, MN New (12.0 miles MN Edina, (12.8 miles MN (12.8 miles Chanhassen,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 261 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 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

Latitude: 44.73 N, Longitude: 93.43 W

Area code: 952


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (16.9%), Retail trade (12.6%), Educational,health and social services (12.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,306 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,833 (21.1%)


 

Crime in Prior Lake by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3
Rapes 2 11 9 11
    per 100,000 12.6 69.1 56.5 69.1
Robberies 6 7 3 7
    per 100,000 37.7 44.0 18.8 44.0
Assaults 12 23 30 25
    per 100,000 75.4 144.5 188.5 157.1
Burglaries 40 67 60 81
    per 100,000 251.3 420.9 377.0 508.9
Thefts 343 438 458 429
    per 100,000 2154.9 2751.8 2877.4 2695.2
Auto thefts 31 33 31 40
    per 100,000 194.8 207.3 194.8 251.3
150.8 225.9 223.0 242.1


Average climate in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Prior

Prior Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 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 4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Prior Lake:
  • ST FRANCIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; SHAKOPEE, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW RIDGES HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; BURNSVILLE, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW SOUTHDALE HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; EDINA, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prior Lake:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 18 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 71 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 87 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Prior Lake:
  • MARTY'S TRANQUILITY BASE (about 4 miles; PRIOR LAKE, MN; ID: 45D)
  • FLYING CLOUD (about 7 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: FCM)
  • AIRLAKE (about 17 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: LVN)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7 $34,374 $58,926 7 $4,180
Police - Other 3 $6,206 $24,824 2 $2,638
Parks and Recreation 7 $22,074 $37,841 23 $8,500
Sewerage 3 $8,236 $32,944 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $13,418 $53,672 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $33,056 $44,074 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 19 $101,574 $64,152 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $22,226 $38,101 1 $420
Water Supply 5 $17,334 $41,601 1 $1,702
Totals for Government 63 $258,498 $49,237 34 $17,440


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prior Lake:
  • NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BLOOMINGTON, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,636)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,857)
  • AUGSBURG COLLEGE (about 22 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES (about 22 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 36,289)
  • BROWN INSTITUTE LTD (about 23 miles; MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,171)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 24 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 7,652)
  • COLLEGE OF SAINT CATHERINE-SAINT PAUL CAMPUS (about 24 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,492)
Public high schools in Prior Lake:
  • MRVSEC/PRIOR LAKE HISG SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: BOX 539; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ANTHONY LOUIS CENTER (Students: 2; Location: 14180 COMMERCE AVE.; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Prior Lake:
  • PRIOR LAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 5690 CREDIT RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Prior Lake:
  • HIDDEN OAKS JR. (Students: 814; Location: 15855 FISH POINT ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FIVE HAWKS EL. (Students: 592; Location: 16620 FIVE HAWKS AVE. SE; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • OAKRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 590; Location: 15860 FISH POINT ROAD S.E.; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • WESTWOOD EL. (Students: 588; Location: 5370 WESTWOOD DR.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • GRAINWOOD EL. (Students: 465; Location: 5061 MINNESOTA ST. SE.; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • POND EDGE EL. (Students: 226; Location: 4540 TOWER ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NORTHGATE (Students: 37; Location: 15875 FRANKLIN TRAIL; Grades: PK - PK)
  • MRVSEC/FIVE HAWKS EL (Students: 23; Location: BOX 539; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • MRVSEC/WESTWOOD EL (Students: 23; Location: BOX 539; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • MRVSEC/HIDDEN OAKS MIDDLE SCH (Students: 13; Location: BOX 539; Grades: 07 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Prior Lake:
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 532; Location: 16280 DULUTH AVENUE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 5634 LUTHER DRIVE SE; Grades: KG - 6)

Notable location: Camp Kici-Yapi (A).

Church in Prior Lake: Faith Church (A).

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Saint Michaels Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Upper Prior Lake (A), Lower Prior Lake (B), Howard Lake (C), Pike Lake (D), Markley Lake (E), Jeffers Wildlife Pond (F), Jeffers Fish Pond (G).


Prior Lake compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • 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.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF 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.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRDS-FM (95.5 FM; NEW PRAGUE, MN; Owner: RADIO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Prior Lake:
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, 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)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, 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.)

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