Chaska, MN
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Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,199 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chaska is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.44%), office and administrative support (14.38%), and sales jobs (10.52%).

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 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, Chaska really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chaska 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.

The citizens of Chaska are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.07% 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 $36,011, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,044 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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