Ham Lake, MN

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Living in Ham Lake

Ham Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 16,783 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, Ham Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ham Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ham Lake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ham Lake who work in management occupations (11.70%), office and administrative support (10.15%), and sales jobs (9.54%).

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.

Ham Lake is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ham Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Ham Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Ham Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.36% of adults in Ham Lake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ham Lake in 2018 was $48,191, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,764 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 German, Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.

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