Scott County, Minnesota

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Scott County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 89,498. Its county seat is Shakopee6. The Shakopee-Mdewakanton Indian Reservation is located entirely within the county (and entirely within the city of Prior Lake).

Scott County is a member of the Metropolitan Council, and shares many of the council's concerns about responsible growth management, advocating for progressive development concepts such as clustering, open-space design, and the preservation of open space and rural/agricultural land.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 955 km² (369 mi²). 924 km² (357 mi²) of it is land and 31 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.22% water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 89,498 people, 30,692 households, and 23,970 families residing in the county. The population density is 97/km² (251/mi²). There are 31,609 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (89/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.65% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 2.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 30,692 households out of which 45.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.90% are married couples living together, 7.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% are non-families. 16.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the county the population is spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 37.30% from 25 to 44, 18.60% from 45 to 64, and 6.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $66,612, and the median income for a family is $72,212. Males have a median income of $46,593 versus $32,482 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,418. 3.40% of the population and 2.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.40% of those under the age of 18 and 7.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Part of New Prague extends into Le Sueur County.

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