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Time Zone: Scott County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Shakopee is the Seat for Scott County.

Scott County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from DakotaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Scott had a population of 131,939 people. This is an increase of 47.42% since the last Census (which gave a population of 89,498 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Scott represented 1.82% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010129,928+45.17%-1.52% since 2009
2009131,939+47.42%+2.1% since 2008
2008129,220+44.38%+2.41% since 2007
200089,498The Last Census

More information can be found on the Scott County Census Page for Scott County.


Below are some of the communities located in Scott County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Scott County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Shakopee   34,52520,56867.9% increase  
Savage   28,36021,11534.31% increase  
Prior Lake   25,12215,91757.8% increase  
Belle Plaine   6,8363,78980.4% increase  
New Prague   6,7914,55948.96% increase  

Websites for Scott County

Official Website:   www.co.scott.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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