Tonka Bay is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,531 people and just one neighborhood, Tonka Bay is the 289th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
Tonka Bay home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Tonka Bay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Tonka Bay is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tonka Bay is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tonka Bay who work in sales jobs (21.28%), management occupations (18.22%) and business and financial occupations (8.48%).
Of important note, Tonka Bay is also a city of artists. Tonka Bay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tonka Bay’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Tonka Bay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.93% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Tonka Bay is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Tonka Bay 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, Tonka Bay really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tonka Bay 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.