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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Chaska is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Chaska area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Chaska is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.25% of adults in Chaska have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
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.