Communities: New Prague

Community Overview

New Prague's motto is "A Tradition of Progress," and it shows. The City has developed a unique identity as a bridge between rural and suburban/metropolitan areas. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, New Prague's population grew just over 60 percent from 4,559 people in 2000 to 7,321 in 2010 and will continue to grow into the future. Located just 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul and in close proximity to Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 169, residents and businesses enjoy New Prague's small town feel, outstanding amenities and quick access to the Twin Cities.

New Prague Selected as the 2014 EDAM Business Retention and Expansion Award Recipient - Chart Industries, Inc.

Key Statistics

Population (2017 estimate): 7,813
Median household income (2013-2017): $75,593
Percent of population with high school education or higher (2013-2017): 95.1%
Percent of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher (2013-2017): 35.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts

Community/Economic Development Contact Information

Michael Johnson - City Administrator

The City of New Prague is working on a future business park expansion containing approximately 100 acres which is ready for annexation, is guided I-1 Light Industrial and has utilities stubbed to the site. The property is owned by two owners and is adjacent to 6th Street NW with easy access to TH21 and the City's existing business park located directly across the street.

Major Employers

Chart Industries, Inc. Electromed Inc. New Prague Auto Group
Mayo Clinic Health Systems ISD No. 721 (New Prague) Miller Milling
Mala Strana Health Care Center Scott Equipment Company Coborn's



Adjacent to US-169
US-169: 14 miles
I-35: 15 miles
I-494: 30 miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: 41 miles
Downtown Minneapolis: 45 miles

General Contact Information

118 Central Avenue N.
New Prague, MN 56071
Main Phone: 952-758-4401

Utility and Service Providers

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Electric: New Prague Utilities Commission, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Natural Gas: CenterPoint Energy
Water & Sewer: New Prague Utilities Commission
Internet & Telephone: Bevcomm, Inc., Comcast

Helpful Links

City Code
Planning & Zoning
Permits & Licenses
Fee Schedule
New Prague Chamber of Commerce - Debbie Kalousek, Executive Director (952-758-4360, Email: