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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 21,545 people and five associated neighborhoods, Golden Valley is the 50th largest community in Minnesota.

Golden Valley real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Golden Valley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.44% 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.

If knowledge is power, Golden Valley is a pretty powerful place. 59.95% of the adults in Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley in 2018 was $62,819, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,276 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, Swedish, and English.

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