Lakeville is a thriving city with the ideal combination of historic charm and modern convenience comprised of family-oriented neighborhoods, vibrant commercial and industrial businesses, and successful community partnerships. Encompassing 38 square miles, the community offers a well-balanced atmosphere of planned development and managed growth.

Lakeville combines a peaceful and safe small-town atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Abundant housing options, an historic downtown, excellent schools, a bustling arts center and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the community spirit and exceptional quality of life enjoyed by residents. 

With a population of 73,828Lakeville has an active and growing business community, with over 1,400 businesses. Opportunities abound for commercial development to provide goods and services to our growing population.

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Additional demographic information is available from the Metropolitan Council's Lakeville community profile.

  • Daytime population: approximately 56,500^^
  • Unemployment rate in Lakeville: 2.3%**
  • Number of businesses in Lakeville: 1,482^
  • Number of jobs in Lakeville: 20,604^
  • ISD 194 student enrollment: 11,823***

*Source: Metropolitan Council 2022 Estimate
 **Source: MN DEED, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

*** Source: Lakeville Area Schools - ISD 194
 ^Source: MN DEED 2022, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

^^Source: U.S. Census Bureau Commuter-adjusted Population Estimate

Top Employers

Business   Type
Independent School District #194   Public school district
Hearthside Food Solutions   Food manufacturing
John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc.   Food manufacturing
Amazon XL Fulfillment Center   Warehouse & distribution
Schmitty & Sons   School/charter bus service
Post Consumer Brands   Headquarters
BTD Manufacturing   Fabricated metal
Buddy's Kitchen   Custom frozen food manufacturer
Menasha Corp.   Corrugated packaging materials
NPL Construction   Construction (utilities)
ImageTrend   Software development
City of Lakeville   Government/public
Uponor   Manufacturer (PEX plumbing products)
Hearth & Home Technologies   Headquarters & fireplace manufacturer
FedEx Freight   Trucking/delivery
QA1 Precision Products, Inc.   Manufacturer (shock absorbers, driveshafts, etc.)