Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

27,958

Prior Lake is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 27,958, it is the 34th largest city in Minnesota and the 1362nd largest city in the United States. Prior Lake is currently growing at a rate of 2.04% annually and its population has increased by 22.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,796 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Prior Lake has a population density of 1,758 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prior Lake is $125,356 with a poverty rate of 5.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,105 per month, and the median house value is $303,300. The median age in Prior Lake is 39.8 years, 38.2 years for males, and 41.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.2 males.

Prior Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 89.36%
  • Asian: 3.83%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Native American: 2.05%
  • Other race: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Prior Lake, Minnesota is 27,958, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,840.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,796.

Prior Lake, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,12689.36%
Asian9923.83%
Two or More Races7883.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native5312.05%
Some Other Race3011.16%
Black or African American1420.55%

Prior Lake Population Pyramid 2020

Prior Lake Median Age

39.8


Total

38.2


Male

41.5


Female

Prior Lake Adults

There are 18,936 adults, (3,283 of whom are seniors) in Prior Lake.

Prior Lake Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Prior Lake Sex Ratio

Female

12,928

49.95%

Male

12,952

50.05%

Prior Lake Households and Families

Prior Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Prior Lake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94%6%
All83.2%16.8%
Male73.4%26.6%
Female68.8%31.2%
Non Family62.8%37.2%

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,5262.7183.2
Married6,0013.2694
Non Family2,5511.2362.8
Female6693.1768.8
Male3053.2273.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Prior Lake Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1010.58%
9th to 12th Grade4402.54%
High School Graduate3,36219.38%
Some College3,46119.95%
Associates Degree2,14112.34%
Bachelors Degree5,89133.95%
Graduate Degree1,95511.27%

Prior Lake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,66315,3687,274
Asian645543275
Hispanic42430982
Native American26324340
Other Race22612915
Multiple Races18717844
Black141141141

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

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,143$69,063$47,741
Less Than High School$40,114$49,866$
High School Grad$40,199$42,866$30,403
Some College$50,277$62,308$35,516
Bachelors Degree$74,524$99,176$56,543
Graduate Degree$80,907$89,630$70,639

$58,143

Average Earnings

$69,063

Average Male

$47,741

Average Female

Prior Lake Language

Prior Lake Language by Age

Prior Lake Language

91.75% of Prior Lake residents speak only English, while 8.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Prior Lake Poverty

Prior Lake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,5121,1375.05%
Native53115228.63%
Multiple741506.75%
Asian992252.52%
Hispanic828172.05%

5.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.11%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prior Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Native, with 28.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prior Lake is Hispanic, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School11.51%
High School7.29%
Some College5.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed9.85%
Male Unemployed5.83%
Female Employed2.39%
Male Employed1.07%

Prior Lake Income

Prior Lake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$103,889$125,356
Families$120,402$141,335
Married Families$129,170-
Non Families$45,647$75,605

Prior Lake Marital Status

Prior Lake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

62.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Prior Lake Married by Age and Sex

Prior Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prior Lake Marital Status by Race

Prior Lake Veterans

1,304

Number of Veterans

1,277

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam548
First Gulf War200
Second Gulf War106
World War II67
Korea31
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2367.13%
Indian248.22%
Black2417.02%
Other208.85%

$Prior Lake Veterans by Education

4.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prior Lake Employment Status

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Prior Lake Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.50%

Born in Minnesota

93.90%

Native Born

6.10%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.90% of Prior Lake residents were born in the United States, with 69.50% having been born in Minnesota. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,9585592.04%
201927,3995592.08%
201826,8404891.86%
201726,3515592.17%
201625,7924441.75%
201525,3482651.06%
201425,0835392.20%
201324,5445452.27%
201223,9995422.31%
201123,4574521.96%
201023,0057,0883.75%
200015,9174,4353.32%
199011,4824,1984.66%
19807,2840.00%