Eden Prairie, MN
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Living in Eden Prairie


Eden Prairie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 64,893 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Eden Prairie is the 13th largest community in Minnesota.

Eden Prairie home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Eden Prairie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Eden Prairie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eden Prairie is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eden Prairie who work in management occupations (16.51%), sales jobs (12.99%), and business and financial occupations (10.50%).

Also of interest is that Eden Prairie 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: 7.79% 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.

Because of many things, Eden Prairie is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eden Prairie 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, Eden Prairie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eden Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Eden Prairie, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Eden Prairie is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Eden Prairie in 2018 was $58,870, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,480 for a family of four.

Eden Prairie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eden Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eden Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eden Prairie include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

Eden Prairie also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.08%.

The most common language spoken in Eden Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.