Ham Lake, MN
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Ham Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 16,062 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ham Lake is the 69th largest community in Minnesota.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ham Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ham Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ham Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), management occupations (13.07%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

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

Because of many things, Ham Lake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ham Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ham Lake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Ham Lake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.07 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Ham Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.68% of adults in Ham Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ham Lake in 2010 was $35,966, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,864 for a family of four.

The people who call Ham Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ham Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ham Lake include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ham Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.