Scott County was the fastest growing county in the state of Minnesota for the last couple of decades, with a 45% increase in total population. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated the county's population at 129,928. This figure is expected to increase by 100,000 persons by the year 2030, according to Metropolitan Council population forecasts.
Scott County has a land area of 365 square miles and is bound on the west and north by the Minnesota River. The Minnesota River supported the county's fur trading, lumbering, and farming industries in the 1800s. Today, Scott County enjoys a growing mix of commercial, industrial, and housing development, yet also maintains its rural flavor.