Shakopee MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to be serving the good people of Shakopee Minnesota We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

Shakopee MN History

The city is named after Chief Shakopee of the Dakota tribe. Thomas Holmes established the trading post in 1851 and platted the village in 1854. The small settlement quickly grew and by 1857 incorporation to cityhood reached. The Dakota war saw it surrendering its charter in 1861 but regained incorporation in 1870 when tensions lifted.

Demographics of Shakopee MN

Statistic Shakopee Minnesota National
Population 38,613 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,379 67 91
Median age 32.5 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 60% 58% 55%
Speak English 79% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 8% 4% 13%


  • The average age in the city is 14% lower than Minnesota
  • 28% of the population is Caucasian
  • 01% of the population is African-American
  • 23% of the population is Asian


Shakopee MN Cost of Living

Index Shakopee Minnesota National
Cost of living index 109 102 100
Index Shakopee Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 118 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100


Cost of living is 6% higher than the state average

  • Cost of living is 9% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 18% higher than the national average

Schools in Shakopee MN

The educational needs of the city are services by the Shakopee Public Schools.

  • Jackson Elementary
  • Eagle Creek Elementary
  • Sweeney Elementary
  • Pearson Sixth Grade center
  • Shakopee East Junior High
  • Shakopee Senior High

The city also maintains a campus at the Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, which offers courses in health sciences, legal, business and multimedia design.

Places of Worship in Shakopee MN

Some of the churches located in the city include:

  • Valley View Baptist Church
  • Living Hope Lutheran Church
  • River Valley Church
  • Friendship Church
  • Brookwood Community Church
  • Hosanna! Lutheran Church
  • Valley View Baptist Church
  • River Valley Church
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • St Mark Church
  • New Creation Lutheran Church
  • Valley View Church
  • Renew Community Church

Shakopee MN Businesses

There are over 900 private and public businesses in the city. The biggest industries center around healthcare, manufacturing, professional and technical services and retail trade.

The top employers in the city are:

  • Valley Fair Amusement Park
  • Shakopee Public Schools
  • Seagate
  • Canterbury Park
  • Emerson
  • Entrust Datacard
  • Francis Regional Medical Center
  • Scott County
  • Shutterfly
  • Imagine Print Solutions

Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

Here are the top homebuilders/remodelers that serve the city:

  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • Copper Creek
  • Xpand Inc. Homes of Excellence
  • Moderno Homes
  • J+B Custom Homes LLC
  • City Homes LLC
  • Greatland Homes
  • Smith Partners

Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

Here are the top concrete suppliers and delivery companies that serve the city:

  • English Stone LLC
  • All Star Concrete & Stone
  • F & B Construction
  • Concrete Lifting Inc.
  • Concrete Mobility LLC
  • Advanced Concrete Services, Inc.
  • Drews Concrete

Restaurants & Nightlife Shakopee MN

Zuppa Cucina Restaurant — This is the perfect place to eat soups., salads and sandwiches. There are gluten free options and the menu offers varied choices. Do try out the turkey sandwich on ciabatta roll with basil aoli, tomato, fresh greens and two cheeses.

Wampach’s Restaurant – the place has a feel of an old fashioned diner and as such they serve classic American diner meals. Portions are quite generous too. Do try the pork dinner special with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and jello.

Mr. Pig Stuff Restaurant — If you are looking for the best pulled pork in Shakopee, this is the place to be. They offer amazing barbecue meals with fresh appetizers and your favorite beverage. Perfect place for ribs.

Fun Things to Do in Shakopee MN

Canterbury Park – Want to try your luck at horseracing? Visit the this horse race track and card club situated at the intersection of Canterbury Road.

The Landing – is an 88-acre historic settlement that is situated on the Minnesota River. If you want to see how people lived in the 1840s-1890s this is the place to go.

Valley Fair – bring the kids to this family amusement park just outside Shakopee downtown.

Shakopee MN truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to know more about our remodeling services here in Shakopee, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.