Excelsior is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,299 people and just one neighborhood, Excelsior is the largest community in Minnesota.
Excelsior home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Excelsior real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Excelsior is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Excelsior is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Excelsior who work in management occupations (16.85%), sales jobs (10.55%), and business and financial occupations (9.42%).
A relatively large number of people in Excelsior telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.09% 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.
If knowledge is power, Excelsior is a pretty powerful place. 52.42% of the adults in Excelsior 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 Excelsior in 2018 was $71,026, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $284,104 for a family of four. However, Excelsior contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Excelsior home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Excelsior residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Excelsior include German, Irish, Norwegian, French, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Excelsior is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
If you are planning to retire in Minnesota, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Minnesota, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in MN. If a Minnesota retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 11.4% have Norwegian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Excelsior are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 47.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.9%), and 9.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Excelsior, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.2%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (10.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.