Chaska, MN
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Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 26,561 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.

Chaska is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.37%), office and administrative support (14.17%), and sales jobs (10.18%).

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.

Because of many things, Chaska is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chaska a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chaska has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chaska’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Chaska are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.38% of adults in Chaska have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chaska in 2010 was $42,769, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,076 for a family of four. However, Chaska contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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