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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Shakopee is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 40,024. Shakopee is in Scott County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Shakopee offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shakopee there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Shakopee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shakopee are above average.
About Shakopee...
Population
40,024

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,212
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Shakopee Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    60.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,648.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shakopee

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,400
National
$55,322
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Shakopee Reviews

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My wife and I and our two young kids have lived in Shakopee for 10 years and can't say enough good things about the future of Shakopee. A couple notable pros:

-Brand new high school (addition) puts it at one of the top 10 largest high schools in the state.
-Brand new community center and ice arena! The ice arena is the nicest in the metro by far.
-Shakopee Public Schools is trending up and continuing to improve the overall education as well as the perception. I can tell you if you are researching Shakopee as a place to raise a family, research a bit deeper into some of the ratings (i.e. some Google reviews are from students that are goofing; GreaterSchools & SchoolDigger are outdated by a number of years).
-So many amenities geared towards people that are active and younger families!
-New restaurants are finally going in (McCoy's Copper Pint for example)
-The list goes on but I ran out of characters!
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I have been living in Shakopee my whole life and I like Shakopee. There are many things to do, whether its the summer or the winter. During the summer, there is Valleyfair, Canterbury, and multiple lakes within a 5-mile radius. Then during the winter, there is ice fishing, Mystic Lake Casino, and ice skating on the lake. The only thing I would change about Shakopee, Minnesota is the options of food in the city. We have all the regular places to eat like Applebees and McDonalds, but there are no specialty restaurants. I would add a new restaurant that isn't a chain and only has a few locations. On the other hand, there are multiple things to do and overall I like living in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Shakopee is a great city that has been developed over the years and is on the rise! Living in shakopee is a safe city that is near many restaurants and malls all within a short distance. Though there is not much nightlife, there are bars nearby to kick back and relax and with a short drive downtown Minneapolis isn't far either!