Chanhassen, MN
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Chanhassen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,332 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Chanhassen is the 44th largest community in Minnesota.

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

Chanhassen is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chanhassen is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chanhassen who work in management occupations (17.56%), sales jobs (15.31%), and office and administrative support (10.69%).

Also of interest is that Chanhassen 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: 7.93% 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.

Chanhassen 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, Chanhassen’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Chanhassen is a pretty powerful place. 60.47% of the adults in Chanhassen have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chanhassen in 2010 was $51,036, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,144 for a family of four.

The people who call Chanhassen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chanhassen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chanhassen include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Chanhassen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.