Edina, MN
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Edina is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 50,138 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Edina is the 19th largest community in Minnesota.

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

Edina is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edina is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edina who work in management occupations (18.75%), sales jobs (12.82%), and business and financial occupations (10.18%).

Also of interest is that Edina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Edina telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.89% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Edina is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Edina. 68.45% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Edina in 2010 was $62,587, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,348 for a family of four.

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

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