Shakopee, MN
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Shakopee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 39,981 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Shakopee is the 24th largest community in Minnesota. Shakopee has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Shakopee, where the median household income is $78,731.00.

Shakopee real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Shakopee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Shakopee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shakopee is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shakopee who work in office and administrative support (14.32%), management occupations (10.39%), and business and financial occupations (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Shakopee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Shakopee citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.47% of adults in Shakopee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shakopee in 2010 was $32,319, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,276 for a family of four. However, Shakopee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shakopee is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shakopee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shakopee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shakopee include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Shakopee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.