Communities: Scott County Overview

Scott County Overview

Scott County, consisting of seven cities and eleven townships, is located in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area. Scott County was the fastest growing county in the state of Minnesota from 2000-2010, with a 45% increase in total population during that decade, and an overall increase in total population of 58.3% from 2000-2015 (compared to 11.6% for the state of Minnesota). The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Scott County's 2015 population to be 141,660, and this figure is expected to increase by nearly 58,000 persons by the year 2040 according to Metropolitan Council population forecasts.

Scott County has two major transportation corridors running through the county, U.S. Hwy 169 and Interstate-35, making it easily accessible for businesses and logistics. Our residents exceed the state and national averages for high school graduation rates and college degrees, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, giving us a qualified resident workforce.

Scott County is the home to several historical, scenic, and entertainment destinations including Canterbury Park, The Landing, Elko Speedway, Mystic Lake Casino, the Renaissance Festival, and ValleyFair Amusement Park, which bring tens of thousands of traveler's to the County each year!

Key Statistics

Population (2014 estimate): 141,660
Median household income (2011-2015): $87,794
Percent of population with high school education or higher (2011-2015): 94.7%
Percent of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher (2011-2015): 38.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts

Community/Economic Development Contact Information

Gary Shelton - County Administrator
952-496-8105
gshelton@co.scott.mn.us

Major Employers

SMSC Gaming Enterprise Amazon Valley Fair Amusement Park
Seagate Cyberpower Systems Inc. Shutterfly
St. Francis RMC Health Care Entrust Datacard Corporation Fabcon Precast, Inc.
Canterbury Park TE Connectivity Chart, Inc.
Imagine Print Solutions Continental Machines Mayo Clinic Health System
Source: DemographicsNOW, Reference USA


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Shakopee Prior Lake Savage Elko New Market New Prague Jordan Belle Plaine

Website

https://www.scottcountymn.gov/

Location

Adjacent to MN-13
Adjacent to I-35
Adjacent to US-169
I-494: 8 miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: 16 miles
Downtown Minneapolis: 20 miles

General Contact Information

200 4th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
Main Phone: 952-445-7750