Chanhassen, MN
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Living in Chanhassen


Chanhassen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,666 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 89.51% 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 (17.19%), sales jobs (15.58%), and business and financial occupations (10.12%).

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: 7.59% 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.

In addition, Chanhassen is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Chanhassen 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, Chanhassen really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chanhassen 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chanhassen. 63.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chanhassen in 2010 was $57,278, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,112 for a family of four.

Chanhassen is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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