Lakeville, MN
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Lakeville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 60,633 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lakeville is the 16th largest community in Minnesota.

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

Lakeville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakeville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeville who work in sales jobs (14.12%), management occupations (13.84%), and office and administrative support (12.28%).

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

Because of many things, Lakeville 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, Lakeville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lakeville 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.

The education level of Lakeville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lakeville, 47.72% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Lakeville in 2010 was $37,357, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,428 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Lakeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.