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Income/capita 43%
Household income 83%
Unemployment 42%
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IndexPrior LakeMinnesotaNational
Income per capita$42,725$33,225$29,829
Median household income$101,128$63,217$55,322
Median income owner occupied$109,041$77,618$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,032$34,348$35,192
Median earnings male$60,949$40,933$36,919
Median earnings female$40,936$29,114$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level5.5%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Prior Lake is 43% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Prior Lake is 83% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Prior Lake is 42% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Prior Lake is 64% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $67,411$101,128$202,256
      City
      $42,140$63,217$126,434
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Prior Lake median earnings by income bracket

      Prior Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.9%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector20.5%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services7.1%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services18.0%12.3%
      Public administration2.4%1.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.7%
      Education, health & social services4.6%33.6%
      Other28.2%32.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Minnetonka Beach, MN586$197,031256.2%
      Minnetrista, MN6,963$143,191158.8%
      Victoria, MN8,385$132,431139.4%
      Greenwood, MN755$127,614130.7%
      Shorewood, MN7,548$123,629123.5%
      Prior Lake, MN24,997$101,12882.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      White Bear Lake, MN24,992$63,91615.5%
      Paducah, KY25,010$33,57439.3%
      Hastings, NE24,983$46,90315.2%
      Hercules, CA25,011$103,04486.3%
      Starkville, MS25,011$31,63842.8%
      Prior Lake, MN24,997$101,12882.8%
      Source: The Prior Lake, MN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).