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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Shakopee, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Shakopee, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Shakopee’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Shakopee does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Shakopee is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Shakopee area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Shakopee are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.