Andover is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 32,601 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Andover is the 30th largest community in Minnesota.
Andover real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Andover house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Andover is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Andover is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Andover who work in management occupations (13.65%), office and administrative support (11.10%), and sales jobs (10.16%).
Also of interest is that Andover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Andover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Andover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Andover a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Andover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Andover’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Andover is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.44% of adults in Andover have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Andover in 2018 was $43,404, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,616 for a family of four.
The people who call Andover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Andover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Andover include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.