Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 26,016 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chaska is the 39th largest community in Minnesota.
Chaska real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Chaska house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Chaska isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chaska are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chaska is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chaska who work in management occupations (14.76%), office and administrative support (13.46%), and sales jobs (10.89%).
Also of interest is that Chaska has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Chaska use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Chaska‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Chaska ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Chaska, 44.25% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Chaska in 2010 was $36,702, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,808 for a family of four.
Chaska is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chaska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chaska residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chaska include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Chaska is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.