Prior Lake is a growing suburb with a small town feel about 25 miles from Minneapolis. It is home to 45 parks including 22 neighborhood parks with assorted amenities, several natural resource parks for outdoor enjoyment and community parks with first-rate athletic facilities and other amenities. Mystic Lake Casino, located within the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Indian reservation, is also in Prior Lake.
- Population (2006): 22,674
- Median Household Income: $75,363
- Owner Occupied: 87.4%
- Average family Size: 3.1
- Student/Teacher Ratio in Schools: 25:1