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Prior Lake is a city in Scott County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The community was named for Charles Prior, railroad superintendent

The latitude of Prior Lake is 44.713N. The longitude is -93.422W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,038.


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Median household income
Local
$75,363
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prior Lake demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lakefront Park
Prior Lake attractions: Casino

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Prior Lake residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prior Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prior Lake was $32,089, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Prior Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Prior Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $640.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,369.


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Libraries in Prior Lake include Prior Lake Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Prior Lake include Prior Lake American, Prior Lake Savage Pacer, Prior Lake Thisweek

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Scott County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prior Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Prior Lake workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Prior Lake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Prior Lake include Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

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