New Prague, Minnesota
|New Prague, Minnesota|
Buildings in downtown New Prague
|Motto: "A Tradition Of Progress"|
Location of the city of New Prague
within Scott and Le Sueur Counties
in the state of Minnesota
|Counties||Scott, Le Sueur|
|• Mayor||Chuck Nickolay|
|• Total||3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)|
|• Land||3.81 sq mi (9.87 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||988 ft (301 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||7,428|
|• Density||1,921.5/sq mi (741.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0648516|
There is one lake in the New Prague area, Cedar Lake (Scott County). The lake is a popular destination for fishing, ice fishing, water skiing, and jet skiing. A snowmobile trail runs through the lake during the winter season. An aerated area is located in the eastern part of the lake. The lake is 779.5 acres (3.155 km2), has a maximum depth of 13 feet (4.0 m) and has a 3.1-foot (0.94 m) water clarity. There are numerous developments in the area, including a new development located on County Road 89 on the west side of the lake (which is located outside of the New Prague City Limits).
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,321 people, 2,711 households, and 1,910 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,921.5 inhabitants per square mile (741.9 /km2). There were 2,862 housing units at an average density of 751.2 per square mile (290.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 2,711 households of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22.
The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 31.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
According to the 2000 census, 38.1% were of German, 20.9% Czech, 8.8% Norwegian, 8.0% Irish and 5.4% Czech/Slovak ancestry. Also, 92.6% spoke English, 5.5% Czech and 1.2% German as their first language.
The following Demographic Data is a result of the 2000 Census: There were 1,694 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,750, and the median income for a family was $50,341. Males had a median income of $37,393 versus $25,164 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,732. About 2.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.
There are five schools in the New Prague Area Schools (District 721): New Prague High School (9-12), New Prague Middle School (6-8), Falcon Ridge Elementary in New Prague (K-5), Raven Stream Elementary in New Prague (K-5) and Eagle View Elementary in nearby Elko New Market (K-5). The total enrollment in the district for the 2005-2006 school year was 3,205 students. New Prague High School's nickname is the Trojans. The Trojans are members of the Wright County Conference, previously members of the Missota Conference prior to the 2014 season. The sports the Trojans participate in include: Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys & Girls Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Track, Swimming, Football, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Golf, Volleyball, Adapted Floor Hockey and Adapted Softball. New in the fall of 2007 is Boys & Girls Soccer, and new in the winter of 2009-2010 is the New Prague Trojan Dance Team.
There is also a private K-8 school located in New Prague known as St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. Their athletic symbol is the Saints. They offer multiple sports for grade 4-8. The emphasis at St. Wenceslaus Catholic School is Christian Values and Academic Excellence. Although New Prague Middle School has been ranked in the top 3 results in MN state standards test (MCA)
Holy Cross Catholic Schools serves part of the New Prague District, representing three Catholic Parishes in Lonsdale, Elko New Market and Veseli. The school opened a new building near Webster in 2005.
Dožínky is a Czech Harvest Festival patterned after the "Old Country" original. The Dožínky Festival in the Czech Republic is celebrated annually to give thanks for the bountiful harvest. In New Prague the festival is held on the third Saturday of each September. The town shuts down most of the downtown portion of Main Street to make host for people, food, games, a noon parade, and other fun for one day on Saturday. On the eve of the festival, Friday night, a classic and hot rod car show/drive takes place. Car enthusiasts come to show off their vehicles in a parade of cars on Main Street. Afterwards, cars are available to look at. Typically there are food and other drinks stands open during that time, and there is an alumni softball and volleyball tournament
- New Prague Alliance Church (New Prague, Minnesota) (Christian & Missionary Alliance)
- Church of St. Wenceslaus (Roman Catholic)
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- City of New Prague, MN − Official site
- New Prague Chamber of Commerce
- New Prague Area Schools - ISD #721
- The New Prague Times newspaper site
- Minnesota DNR - Cedar Lake information