- Shakopee, Minnesota
official_name = Shakopee, Minnesota
image_blank_emblem = ShakopeeMN.jpg
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Scott County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Scott
leader_name = John Schmitt
established_title = Founded
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1857
area_total_km2 = 73.7
area_total_sq_mi = 28.5
area_land_sq_mi = 27.0
area_land_km2 = 69.9
area_water_sq_mi = 1.5
area_water_km2 = 3.8
area_water_percent = 5.10
population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes = cite web| title=Twin Cities Region Population and Household Estimates, 2006 | url=http://www.metrocouncil.org/metroarea/2006PopulationEstimates.pdf | format=PDF | date=
2006-04-01| publisher=Metropolitan Council | accessdate= 2007-07-24] cite web |title=Table 2: Population Estimates for the 100 Most Populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas Based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 |publisher=U.S. Census Bureau |url=http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/cb07-51tbl2.pdf | format = PDF | date = 2007-04-05|accessdate=2007-04-16]
population_total = 29335
population_metro = 2968805
population_density_km2 = 419.7
population_density_sq_mi = 761.7
timezone = Central
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = Central
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 44 |latm = 47 |lats = 53 |latNS = N
longd = 93 |longm = 31 |longs = 37 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 234
elevation_ft = 770
website = [http://www.ci.shakopee.mn.us www.ci.shakopee.mn.us]
postal_code = 55379
area_code = 952
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 27-59350GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0651898GR|3
Shakopee (pronEng|ˈʃɑːkəpi "SHOCK-a-pi") is a
suburb17 miles (26 km) southwest of downtown Minneapolisin the U.S. stateof Minnesotaand is the county seatof Scott County. Located on the south bank bend of the Minnesota River, Shakopee and nearby suburbs comprise the southwest portion of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan areain the United States. The Metropolitan Councilestimate for the population of the City of Shakopee in 2006 was 29,335.
Ancient and modern, the city was once the village of
Chief Shakopeeof the MdewakantonDakota and native burial mounds along the river bank are estimated to be over 2,000 years old. Later the city boomed during the 19th century as a commerce exchange site between river and rail at Murphy's Landing. Today it is home to two of the metro's largest attractions, Valleyfair! amusement parkand the Canterbury Park horseracetrack. The Minnesota Renaissance Festivalis associated with Shakopee though it is located in nearby Louisville Township.
A growing bedroom community, the city is connected to the metro area by
U.S. Route 169and County Highway 101.
Records indicate that a Dakota Indian village was located east of the present day city of Shakopee. The village was called Teen-tah-o-tan-wa, “village of the prairie”, and was the home of summer bark lodges, winter
tipis and cornfields. The Minnesota Riveracted as a natural and beautiful boundary with the Ojibwayto the north. The tribal leader of Teenatahotonwa was Chief Shakopee (pronounced Shah-kPa-dan or Shakpay). The City of Shakopee is named for him. The burial mounds near the Minnesota River are a reminder of the length of Indian presence and the rich heritage and tradition of the city’s original inhabitants. The mounds, estimated at over 2,000 years old, are located in Memorial Park in Shakopee.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.7 km²), of which, 27.0 square miles (69.9 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (5.10%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 20,568 people, 7,540 households, and 5,360 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 761.7 people per square mile (294.1/km²). There were 7,805 housing units at an average density of 289.0/sq mi (111.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.61% White, 1.33% African American, 0.94% Native American, 2.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.14% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.40% of the population.
There were 7,540 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 38.8% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $59,137, and the median income for a family was $66,885. Males had a median income of $41,662 versus $32,244 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $25,128. About 1.8% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Shakopee public schools include five elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high school and one senior high school. The elementary schools are:
Red Oak Elementary
Sun Path Elementary
Eagle Creek ElementaryStudents grade 6 and 7 attend Shakopee Middle School. Shakopee Junior Highis home to grades 8 and 9 while Shakopee Senior Highhouses grades 10 through 12.
Shakopee is also the home of the [http://www.sacsschools.org/ Shakopee Area Catholic Schools] and hosts a campus of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, a private career college offering programs in business, health sciences, legal sciences, multimedia & design and information technology.
Shakopee is located in
Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by John Kline, a Republican, scoring 2.8% progressive on a range of issues [cite web| last = Grossman| first = Joshua| title = ProgressivePunch Leading with the Left| work = All Issues| publisher = ProgressivePunch|url = http://www.progressivepunch.org/members.jsp?member=MN2| accessdate = 2007-09-08] and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes. [cite web | title = ACU Ratings of Congress, 2006| publisher = American Conservative Union | date = 2006 | url = http://www.acuratings.org/2006all.htm#MN | accessdate = 2007-09-08]
* State Representative District 35A [http://ww3.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=35A Mike Beard]
* Sate Senator District 35 [http://www.senate.mn/members/member_bio.php?district=35&status=active Claire Robling]
Shakopee is home to Gayle Quinnell, a 75-year-old woman who made national news by calling
Barack Obamaan arabat a John McCainrally. Asked to elaborate, Quinnell stated that his father was a Muslim and that Obama "had Muslim in him."
Shakopee was mentioned in the 2006 film
Cars (film)when a character said she once went to Shakopee for "the crazy days".
* [http://www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/ City of Shakopee Website]
* [http://www.shakopeenews.com "Shakopee News "]
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