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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Arden Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Arden Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.70% 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 (12.95%), sales jobs (11.54%), and management occupations (11.51%).

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Arden Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.86% 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.

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.

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 58.59% 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 $35,222, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,888 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 English.

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