Scott County is a mixed rural/suburban county located south of Minneapolis in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The newly released census figures show Scott County as the fastest growing county in the state of Minnesota, having increased from 57,846 in 1990 to 89,498 currently - a gain of 55%. This figure is expected to increase to approximately 109,000 persons by the year 2010 according to Metropolitan Council estimates.

Scott County has a land area of 365 square miles and is bounded on the west and north by the Minnesota River. The Minnesota River had supported the county's fur trading, lumbering, and farming industries in the 1800's.

Today Scott County enjoys a growing mix of commercial, industrial, and housing development, yet maintains a rural flavor.

Scott County is the home to several historical, scenic, and entertainment destinations including Canterbury Park, Murphy's Landing, Elko Speedway, Mystic Lake Casino, the Renaissance Festival, and Valley Fair Amusement Park ... something for everyone!

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