Eden Prairie, MN
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Eden Prairie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 63,496 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 91.26% 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 (16.48%), sales jobs (13.44%), and business and financial occupations (11.05%).

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.

Eden Prairie is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Eden Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Eden Prairie is a pretty powerful place. 60.67% of the adults in Eden Prairie have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Eden Prairie in 2010 was $50,435, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,740 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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