Eden Prairie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 64,198 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Eden Prairie is the 15th largest community in Minnesota.
Eden Prairie home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Eden Prairie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Eden Prairie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eden Prairie is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eden Prairie who work in management occupations (16.73%), sales jobs (12.34%), and business and financial occupations (10.70%).
Also of interest is that Eden Prairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Eden Prairie is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eden Prairie a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Eden Prairie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eden Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Eden Prairie use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Eden Prairie‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Eden Prairie. 64.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eden Prairie in 2018 was $58,373, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,492 for a family of four.
Eden Prairie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eden Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eden Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eden Prairie include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Eden Prairie's cultural character, accounting for 18.19% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Eden Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.