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 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 90.39% 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 teaching (12.92%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and sales jobs (11.63%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 24.87% 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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Arden Hills, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Arden Hills provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Arden Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Arden Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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 60.31% 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 $36,989, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,956 for a family of four. However, Arden Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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