Shakopee, MN
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Shakopee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 40,610 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 $79,648.00.

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.

Unlike some cities, Shakopee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shakopee are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.20%), sales jobs (10.55%), and management occupations (10.11%).

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Shakopee is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Shakopee, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Shakopee is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.47% of adults in Shakopee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shakopee in 2010 was $32,108, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,432 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.