Carver is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 4,259 people and just one neighborhood, Carver is the 177th largest community in Minnesota. Carver has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Carver, where the median household income is $113,003.
Real Estate Prices
Carver home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Carver real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Carver is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carver is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carver who work in management occupations (12.43%), sales jobs (10.88%) and healthcare (8.88%).
Also of interest is that Carver has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Carver is also a city of artists. Carver has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Carver’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.01% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Carver is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Carver 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, Carver’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.