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About Shakopee

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Welcome to Shakopee!

Located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, along the Minnesota River, Shakopee is a thriving community that offers the friendly, charming atmosphere of a small town and the advantages of a vibrant metropolitan area.

Founded in 1857 as a booming river town, Shakopee is a city rich in history yet forward-thinking as new modes of transportation, enterprise, recreation and employment have made it a growing, modern suburb. With more than 40,000 residents, Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, recently one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

Shakopee is known as a regional entertainment destination, home to attractions such as Valleyfair Amusement Park and Canterbury Park Racetrack. It also has a unique downtown central business district, expansive business park, high-quality regional medical center and a diverse, top-notch school district.

Shakopee is a great place to live, work and play!

Founded: 1857
Location: On U.S. Highway 169, 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis 
Population: 41,506 (Estimated 2018)
County: Scott
Form of government: Council-Administrator 
Land Area: 29.81 square miles


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