Eden Prairie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 64,893 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Eden Prairie is the 13th 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 91.28% 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 (16.51%), sales jobs (12.99%), and business and financial occupations (10.50%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Eden Prairie 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, Eden Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Eden Prairie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Eden Prairie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Eden Prairie, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Eden Prairie is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Eden Prairie in 2018 was $58,870, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,480 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, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Eden Prairie's cultural character, accounting for 17.08% 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.