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 63,914 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 91.37% 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 (17.14%), sales jobs (13.00%), and business and financial occupations (11.04%).

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.

Because of many things, Eden Prairie 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, Eden Prairie really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eden Prairie 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.

If knowledge is power, Eden Prairie is a pretty powerful place. 62.18% 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 $54,601, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,404 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 Indic languages.