Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

27,985
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Prior Lake is a city located in Scott County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 27,985, it is the 34th largest city in Minnesota and the 1376th largest city in the United States . Prior Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.35% annually and its population has increased by 22.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,796 in 2010. Prior Lake reached it's highest population of 27,985 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Prior Lake has a population density of 1,760 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prior Lake is $133,700 with a poverty rate of 4.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,143 per month, and the median house value is $322,400. The median age in Prior Lake is 39.5 years, 38.5 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Prior Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 89.75%
  • Asian: 4.51%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Native American: 0.99%
  • Other race: 0.93%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Prior Lake, Minnesota is 27,985 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,869.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,796.

Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,66389.75%
Asian1,1884.51%
Two or More Races7822.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native2620.99%
Some Other Race2460.93%
Black or African American2230.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
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Prior Lake Population by Race

Prior Lake Population Pyramid $2021

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Prior Lake Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

41


Female

Prior Lake Adults

There are 19,138 adults, (3,413 of whom are seniors) in Prior Lake.

Prior Lake Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Prior Lake Sex Ratio

Female

13,243

50.23%

Male

13,122

49.77%

Prior Lake Population by Age

Prior Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prior Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.8%5.2%
All83.8%16.2%
Male70.6%29.4%
Female69.2%30.8%
Non Family63.8%36.2%

83.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prior Lake Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6402.7383.8
Married6,0423.3194.8
Non Family2,6091.2163.8
Female6593.1569.2
Male3303.2970.6

3.23

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Prior Lake Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade910.52%
9th to 12th Grade3602.05%
High School Graduate3,05017.41%
Some College3,70121.12%
Associates Degree2,21912.67%
Bachelors Degree5,92033.79%
Graduate Degree2,17912.44%
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Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,83415,5637,403
Asian771701383
Hispanic381297114
2+ Races21820952
Other Race17410614
Native American15714126
Black144143138
Islander111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,398$73,333$51,781
Less Than 9th Grade$41,731$49,856$
High School Graduate$39,077$41,354$33,958
Some College$52,124$63,456$40,117
Bachelors Degree$77,450$102,069$60,952
Graduate Degree$83,914$99,741$72,325

$61,398

Average Earnings

$73,333

Average Male

$51,781

Average Female

Prior Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prior Lake Language by Age

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Prior Lake Language

91.28% of Prior Lake residents speak only English, while 8.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Prior Lake Language

Prior Lake Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,0319494.12%
Asian1,188857.15%
Multiple7398311.23%
Native2625922.52%
Hispanic766182.35%
Black22262.70%

4.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.50%

Male Poverty Rate

6.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prior Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Native, with 22.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Hispanic, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.20%.

Prior Lake Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.74%
High School6.12%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater1.70%

Prior Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed7.84%
Female Employed2.12%
Female Unemployed0.76%
Male Employed0.50%

Prior Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prior Lake Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$109,604$133,700
Families$125,902$150,190
Married Families$136,250-
Non Families$48,989$84,784
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Income by Household Type

Prior Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

61.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Prior Lake Married by Age and Sex

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Prior Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prior Lake Marital Status by Race

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Prior Lake Marital Status

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1,156

Number of Veterans

1,128

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam501
First Gulf War192
World War II75
Second Gulf War46
Korea32

Prior Lake Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74391
35 to 54270
55 to 64262
75+199
18 to 3434

Prior Lake Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1026.28%
Black2420.00%
Other Race179.77%
Native American136.88%

Prior Lake Veterans by Race

Prior Lake Veterans by Education

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3.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prior Lake Veterans by Education

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72.3%

Labor Force Participation

70.1%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Prior Lake Employment by Age

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Prior Lake Employment by Race

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Prior Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.39%

Born in Prior Lake

93.79%

Native Born

6.21%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

4.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.79% of Prior Lake residents were born in the United States, with 69.39% having been born in Minnesota. 2.14% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,9853721.35%
202027,6133721.37%
201927,2413721.38%
201826,8694651.76%
201726,4045522.14%
201625,8524421.74%
201525,4102651.05%
201425,1455332.17%
201324,6125432.26%
201224,0695402.30%
201123,5294501.95%
201023,0797,1623.79%
200015,9174,4353.32%
199011,4824,1984.66%
19807,2840.00%

Prior Lake Population by Year