Golden Valley, MN
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Golden Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 21,270 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Golden Valley is the 51st 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 89.39% 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 (12.93%), sales jobs (12.20%), and office and administrative support (10.29%).

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.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Golden Valley. 54.09% 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 Golden Valley in 2010 was $48,725, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,900 for a family of four. However, Golden Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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