Chaska, MN

Chaska profile

Living in Chaska

Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 27,810 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Chaska is the 34th 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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chaska who work in management occupations (15.74%), business and financial occupations (11.82%), and sales jobs (11.00%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.59% 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.

The citizens of Chaska are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.61% 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 2018 was $44,689, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,756 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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