Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

28,638

Prior Lake is a city located in Scott County Minnesota. Prior Lake has a 2024 population of 28,638. Prior Lake is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 3.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,628 in 2020.

The average household income in Prior Lake is $167,740 with a poverty rate of 2.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prior Lake is 39.4 years, 39.3 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Prior Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prior Lake was:

  • White: 86.96%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Asian: 4.28%
  • Other race: 1.55%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
16.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,757.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.66% (1,010)
The current population of Prior Lake, Minnesota is 28,638 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,628.

Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,00786.96%
Two or more races1,4945.41%
Asian1,1834.28%
Other race4281.55%
Black or African American3391.23%
Native American1550.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Prior Lake Population by Race

Prior Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Prior Lake Median Age

39.4

Total

39.3

Male

39.5

Female

Prior Lake Adults

There are 20,452 adults, (3,784 of whom are seniors) in Prior Lake.

Prior Lake Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Prior Lake Sex Ratio

Female14,03650.84%
Male13,57249.16%

Prior Lake Population by Age

Prior Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,0212.7586.213.8
Married6,3643.3396.23.8
Non Family2,6731.2467.432.6
Female5873.2571.728.3
Male3972.7974.125.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

86.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prior Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1530.84%
9th to 12th Grade3892.13%
High School Graduate2,51013.75%
Some College3,45518.93%
Associates Degree2,30712.64%
Bachelors Degree6,73236.89%
Graduate Degree2,70514.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White16,04015,7298,382
Asian779631503
2+ Races610594190
Hispanic601552240
Other Race24221058
Black219218129
Native American105846
Islander222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$70,841$82,054$59,576
Less Than 9th Grade$46,815$46,563$47,321
High School Graduate$49,631$59,096$29,948
Some College$62,842$69,256$51,385
Bachelors Degree$84,674$115,299$65,401
Graduate Degree$97,901$98,277$97,031

$70,841

Average Earnings

$82,054

Average Male

$59,576

Average Female

Prior Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prior Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prior Lake Language

91.85% of Prior Lake residents speak only English, while 8.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.78% of the population.

Prior Lake Language

Prior Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White23,4715402.3%
Multiple1,428483.36%
Asian1,183453.8%
Native1552717.42%
Hispanic1,004181.79%
Other428163.74%
Black335133.88%

2.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.35%

Male Poverty Rate

3.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prior Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Native, with 17.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Hispanic, with 1.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.78%.

Prior Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.35%
High School6.19%
Some College3.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.35%

Prior Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed9.8%
Male Unemployed5.88%
Female Employed1.06%
Male Employed0.32%

Prior Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prior Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$129,539$167,740
Families$147,520$187,057
Married Families$158,667$-999,999,999
Non Families$67,431$109,124

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prior Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Prior Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prior Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prior Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prior Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,094

Number of Veterans

1,005

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam419
First Gulf War200
Second Gulf War164
Korea61
World War II6

Prior Lake Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74302
55 to 64272
75+235
35 to 54202
18 to 3483

Prior Lake Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9425.17%
2+ Races9913.69%
Black4426.51%
Native American97.26%

Prior Lake Veterans by Race

Prior Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prior Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.9%

Labor Force Participation

73.5%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Prior Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prior Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prior Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.58%

Born in Prior Lake

93.51%

Native Born

6.49%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

4.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.51% of Prior Lake residents were born in the United States, with 66.58% having been born in Minnesota. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Prior Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,9002520.85%
202829,6482530.86%
202729,3952520.86%
202629,1432530.88%
202528,8902520.88%
202428,6382530.89%
202328,3852520.9%
202228,13310%
202128,1325041.82%
202027,6283621.33%
201927,2663451.28%
201826,9214841.83%
201726,4375452.1%
201625,8924501.77%
201525,4422661.06%
201425,1765342.17%
201324,6425452.26%
201224,0975412.3%
201123,5564521.96%
201023,1047,18745.15%
200015,9174,43538.63%
199011,4824,19857.63%
19807,28400%

Prior Lake Population by Year