Arden Hills, MN
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Living in Arden Hills


Arden Hills is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 10,281 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Arden Hills is the 97th largest community in Minnesota.

Arden Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arden Hills is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arden Hills who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), teaching (11.44%), and management occupations (11.14%).

Also of interest is that Arden Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Arden Hills is also a city of artists. Arden Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Arden Hills’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Arden Hills is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Arden Hills area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Arden Hills maintain a good economy.

Because of many things, Arden Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Arden Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Arden Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Arden Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Arden Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.16% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arden Hills in 2018 was $36,553, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,212 for a family of four.

Arden Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arden Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arden Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arden Hills include German, Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Arden Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.