Arden Hills, MN
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Arden Hills is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 9,951 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Arden Hills is the 97th largest community in Minnesota.

Arden Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Arden Hills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Arden Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.78% 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 (12.81%), management occupations (11.67%), and sales jobs (11.24%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.93% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Arden Hills to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Arden Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe 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 55.80% 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 2010 was $34,481, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,924 for a family of four.

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 Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.

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