Golden Valley, MN
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Golden Valley profile

Living in Golden Valley

Golden Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 21,942 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Golden Valley is the 50th largest community in Minnesota.

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

Golden Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golden Valley is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golden Valley who work in management occupations (13.33%), sales jobs (11.76%), and business and financial occupations (9.71%).

Of important note, Golden Valley is also a city of artists. Golden Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Golden Valley’s character.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Golden Valley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Golden Valley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.60% 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 Golden Valley in 2018 was $56,309, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,236 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Golden Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.