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 Savage (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population    3,611    3,954    9,906 21,115 26,911 +5,796 +27.45
Land Area (sq. mile) 17.10 16.15 15.91 15.91 15.63 -0.28 -1.76
Density (persons per sq. mile) 211.2 244.8 622.6 1,326.9 1,721.8 +394.9 +29.76
Housing Units 969 1,272 3,395 6,994 9,429 +2,435 +34.82
Households -- 1,234 3,255 6,807 9,116 +2,309 +33.92
Persons Per Household -- 3.20 3.04 3.10 2.95 -0.15 -4.84


Savage is a suburban city 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in the state of Minnesota. The city is situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River. The city's northern boundary is the Minnesota River; its tributary the Credit River flows northwardly through the city. Minnesota State Highway 13 and County Road 42 are two of the main routes in Savage. Interstate 35W and U.S. Highway 169 are in close proximity to the city.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.45 square miles (42.61 km2); 15.63 square miles (40.48 km2) is land and 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2) is water. The elevation is 722 ft (220 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 26,911 people, 9,116 households, and 7,222 families living in the city. The population density was 1,721.8 inhabitants per square mile (664.8/km2). There were 9,429 housing units at an average density of 603.3 per square mile (232.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.6% White, 4.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 8.4% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 9,116 households of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.8% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.31.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 31.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 5.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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In the 1600s, French fur traders and explorers explored the Minnesota River valley. After 1750, Mdewakanton Dakota then settled at Chief Black Dog's camp—near what is now Black Dog Lake in Burnsville. Dakota used the Minnesota River valley region including present day Savage for fish, game, boating and camping.

In 1852, traders established a small post at the confluence of the Credit River and the Minnesota River. William Byrne, who immigrated from County Kilkenny, Ireland to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1840, arrived in the area shortly after, via steamboat from Fort Snelling. Already established in business and trade, he and other Irish and Scottish settlers build Hamilton Landing, a port for boats, named after the city he immigrated to in Canada. The town incorporated in 1892 as the village of Hamilton. Byrne later settled another nearby area which became Burnsville.

The Chicago Northwestern (present day Union Pacific Railroad) railway line reached the site in 1865, and in 1866 the town gained a post office. Hamilton became the crossroads of trade and service in the region with the Credit River, Minnesota River, the valley's wagon and road trails, and the rail line.

The post office was later renamed Glendale Post Station in 1894 and formed Glendale Township to the west of Hamilton but was later consolidated with Savage in 1969. The roughly 17 blocks of the late 19th century town remain as Savage's downtown along Highway 13 (Minnesota).

In 1902, Minneapolis entrepreneur Marion Willis Savage purchased racing horse Dan Patch and trained and raced him at his farm in the limits of Hamilton. Dan Patch's notoriety grew as the horse began breaking speed records and with it the prestige of the town. In 1904 the townspeople renamed the community after Savage with the post office officially confirming. In 1906 at the Minnesota State Fair, Dan Patch broke the world pacing mile record at 1 minute and 55 seconds, a record that remained unsurpassed for 54 years.

During World War II, Savage was home to Camp Savage, a Military Intelligence School (MIS) language school, which taught Japanese to American military personnel. Established in 1942, the school trained with niseis and improved military intelligence of the time. It was later relocated to Fort Snelling and the camp is commemorated at Normandale College's Japanese garden. At about the same time, Cargill, Incorporated, began building ships for the U.S. Navy at the newly constructed Meadowland Shipyard, renamed Port Cargill (former site of Hamilton Landing). To launch the ships, 14 miles (23 km) of the Minnesota River were dredged down to 9 feet (2.7 m) from Savage to the Mississippi River confluence. About 3,500 people were employed during peak production resulting in 18 auxiliary oil and gas carriers and 4 tugboats constructed. After World War II the port began shipping agricultural commodities.

Savage remained undeveloped in the post-war housing boom, isolated by the Minnesota River and without a direct interstate connection. Lack of available construction materials in the immediate area also prevented development.  By the 1980s, with the upgrade of Highway 13 (Minnesota) and construction of the Highway 169 Bloomington Ferry Bridge across the Minnesota River, Savage's population finally boomed as one of the growing exurb cities with low cost greenfield land in the metropolitan area. The citizens of Savage reclaimed some of their history in the early 2000s, when it relocated the displaced Savage Depot built in 1880 by the then Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha Rail Road.

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SAVAGE, a city in the northeast corner of Glendale, incorporated as a village on November 7, 1892, and separated from the township on March 5, 1920, after being called Hamilton during many years, was renamed in honor of Marion Willis Savage, who here owned a horse-training farm, with a covered track for practice in racing. He was born near Akron, Ohio, March 26, 1859; removed to Minneapolis in 1886 and engaged in manufacture of stock foods; purchased the world's champion racing horse Dan Patch for $60,000 in 1902; constructed the Dan Patch Electric Line railway from Minneapolis to Savage, Northfield, and Faribault; died in Minneapolis, July 12, 1916, on the next day after his famous horse died. The Dan Patch line soon afterward became insolvent, but in July 1918 it was purchased by a reorganized company, being renamed theMinneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railroad.

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Savage City Hall
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378-2464
Phone: (952) 882-2660
Fax: (952) 882-2656

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

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City Hall, Savage Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Janet Williams
4664 Bohn Court
Savage, MN 55378
(952) 890-1669
City Administrator appointed Brad Larson
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378
Email (952) 882-2641
Council Member 12/31/2022 Bob Coughlen
9448 Creek Ridge Lane
Savage, MN 55378
Email (612) 965-3999
Council Member 12/31/2022 Gene Abbott
14943 Hillside Trail
Savage, MN 55378
Email (952) 440-3250
Council Member 12/31/2024 Matthew Johnson
14545 Quentin Avenue S
Savage, MN 55378
(612) 875-0367
Council Member 12/31/2024 Christine Kelly
14634 Brunswick Avenue S
Savage, MN 55378
Email (952) 226-2332

Post Office:
US Post Office
6100 McColl Drive
Savage, MN
(952) 707-0857
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 1:00 pm  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Valley Electric Coop (952) 492-2313
Electricity Xcel Energy   (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater Savage Municipal (952) 224-3440
Water Savage Municipal (952) 224-3440
Telephone Nuvera (952) 226-7000
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 224-1111
Cable TV Mediacom (952) 895-0218

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Fabcon Precast Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing 750
HyVee Grocery Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers 700
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 450
Target Stores Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 200
Silgan Container Corp Boiler, Tank & Shipping Container Manufacturing 180
Waste Management Inc Waste Collection 150
City of Savage City Government 130
Lifetime Fitness Fitness Centers 130
Associated Partnership Ltd. Automotive Body Paint 120
Continental Hydraulics Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 106
BF Nelson Corporation Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 100
STS Operating Inc. Performing Arts Companies 100
Cub Foods Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers 90
Road Machinery & Supplies Co Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80
Cargill Inc Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 80
Master Electric Co Inc Building Equipment Contractors 50

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Canterbury Park
13444 Inglewood Avenue
Savage, MN 55378

Canterbury Park is a 20-acre park located within Canterbury Square and Wellington Estates on Inglewood Avenue. This neighborhood park offers two ballfields, a soccer field, tennis courts, a volleyball court, play equipment, a warming house/shelter, and hockey/ice skating rinks.

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Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
15501 Murphy Lake Blvd.
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (763) 694-7777

The peaceful wilderness at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in northeast Scott County features glacial ridges, hilly terrain and an extensive, lush forest. This park features one of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities, and a popular mountain bike trail. With the exception of the trails, the park reserve remains undeveloped, making it the best park in Three Rivers for birdwatchers to spot woodland songbirds.

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Health Care:
Allina Health Savage Clinic
6350 W 143rd Street
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 428-0200

You’ll feel like more than just a patient at our hometown family practice clinic, because our caring providers take the time to get to know you and your health goals. Whether you are traveling out of the country and need vaccines, or you’re preparing for the arrival of your newest family member, we’re here to support you live the life you want.

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Allina Health Savage Clinic
M Health Fairview Clinic Savage
5725 Loftus Lane
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (855) 324-7843

Fairview is a nonprofit organization, here for every health care need and every Minnesotan. Thanks to our recent integration of the HealthEast system and partnership with specialists at University of Minnesota Health, we provide a network of more than 5,000 doctors and providers at primary care and specialty clinics across the state.

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St. Francis Express Care - Hy-Vee Savage
6150 Egan Drive
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 428-3370

St. Francis Regional Medical Center is regarded as the region's first choice for safe, high-quality, respectful care. With 85 private rooms, St. Francis ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for care and quality.

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Students in Savage attend school in one of the following school districts based on location in Savage:
Shakopee Public School District
Burnsville Eagan Savage Public Schools
Prior Lake Savage Area Schools

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Burnsville Eagan Savage Public Schools
Independent School District #191

200 W Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 707-2000

Grades:  PK-12
Students:   9,000

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Burnsville High School
600 E Highway 13
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 707-2100

Grades:  9-12
Students:  2,535

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Burnsville High School, Burnsville Minnesota
Eagle Ridge Middle School
13955 Glendale Road
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 707-2800

Grades:  6-8
Students:  470

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Eagle Ridge Middle School, Savage Minnesota
Edward Neill Elementary School
13409 Upton Avenue South
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 707-3100

Grades:  K-5
Students:  350

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Edward Neill Elementary School, Burnsville Minnesota
Harriet Bishop Elementary School
14400 O'Connell Road
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 707-3900

Grades:  K-5
Students:  500

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Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage Minnesota
Hidden Valley Elementary School
13875 Glendale Road
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 707-3800

Grades:  K-5
Students:  550

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Hidden Valley Elementary School, Savage Minnesota
Marion W. Savage Elementary School
4819 West 126th Street
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 707-3200

Grades:  K-5
Students:  450

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Marion W. Savage Elementary School, Savage Minnesota
Vista View Elementary School
13109 County Road 5
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 707-3400

Grades:  K-5
Students:  425

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Vista View Elementary School, Burnsville Minnesota
Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools
Independent School District #719

4540 Tower Street SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: (952) 226-0000

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  8,700

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Prior Lake High School
7575 150th Street W
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: (952) 226-8600

Grades:  9-12
Students:  2,700

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Prior Lake High School, Prior Lake Minnesota
Hidden Oaks Middle School
15855 Fish Point Road
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: (952) 226-0700

Grades:  6-8
Students:   1,000

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Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake Minnesota
Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Road
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: (952) 226-0500

Grades:  6-8
Students:   1,000

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Twin Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake Minnesota
Glendale Elementary School
6601 Connelly Parkway
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 226-0200

Grades:  K-5
Students:  590

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Glendale Elementary School, Savage Minnesota
Redtail Ridge Elementary School
15200 Hampshire Avenue S
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 226-8000

Grades:  K-5
Students:  750

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Redtail Ridge Elementary School, Savage Minnesota
Shakopee Public Schools
Independent School District #

1200 Town Square
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5000

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  8,000

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Shakopee Public Schools
Shakopee High School
100 17th Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5152

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,850

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Shakopee High School, Shakopee Minnesota
East Middle School
1137 Marschall Road S
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5702

Grades:  6-8
Students:  880

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East Middle School, Shakopee Minnesota
West Middle School
200 10th Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5752

Grades:  6-8
Students:  1,150

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West Middle School, Shakopee Minnesota
Eagle Creek Elementary School
6855 Woodward Avenue
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5922

Grades:  K-5
Students:  825

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Red Oak Elementary School
7700 Old Carriage Court
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: (952) 496-5952

Grades:  K-5
Students:  600

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Bridgewood Church
6201 W 135th Street
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 226-4800

Pastor:  Dave Huizenga
Sunday Service:  9:00 am, 10:30 am

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Bridgewood Church, Savage Minnesota
Calvary Church
14225 Quentin Avenue S
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 888-0215

Pastor:  Tom Andrews
Sunday Service:  9:30 am

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Calvary Church, Savage Minnesota
Celebración de Amigos
12540 Glenhurst Avenue
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (651) 347-5455

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Service:  12:00 pm

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Glendale United Methodist Church
13550 Glendale Road
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 894-5394

Pastor:  Rev. Kate Payton
Sunday Service:  9:00 am

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Glendale United Methodist Church, Savage Minnesota
New Spirit United Church of Christ
14394 Quebec Avenue
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 440-7335

Pastor:  Rev. Sonny Graves
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Rock of Ages SDA Church
7675 Highway 13 West
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (612) 386-4608

Pastor:  Absalom Birai
Saturday Service:  11:00 am

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Rock of Ages SDA Church, Savage Minnesota
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
4625 W 125th Street
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 890-9465

Pastor:  Father Benjamin Little
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 11:00 am

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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage Minnesota
Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center
4011 West Highway 13
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 895-0745

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, Savage Minnesota

Savage Pacer
12925 Eagle Creek Parkway
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 445-3333

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Motels see also Burnsville and Shakopee for additional motels
Quality Inn
4601 Highway 13 W
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 894-6124

The Quality Inn® helps visitors make the most of their stay in Savage thanks to its central position near Valleyfair Amusement Park and the area’s best dining options. Just off State Highway 13 and near Interstate 35W, the hotel is close to the popular Mall of America for incredible shopping options. Don’t miss out on the cultural activities at Bloomington Art Center or Eden Prairie Center.

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