Chaska 87 Exceptional
Chaska Livability #13 ranked city in Minnesota#523 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Chaska Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Chaska Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Minnesota
11111% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chaska cost of living
A+ Chaska Crime Total crime is 59% lower than Minnesota
Total crime
98358% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10258% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Chaska crime
B Chaska Employment Household income is 21% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$76,67339% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,70223% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%58% lower than the US average
Chaska employment
B- Chaska Housing Home value is 27% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$243,70032% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0207% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Chaska real estate or Chaska rentals
B Chaska Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%16% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:121% lower than the US average
Chaska K-12 schools
A+ Chaska User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Chaska
Overall user rating
89% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
94% 4 total surveys
all Chaska poll results

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      Living in Chaska, MN

      Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 25,078 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (90% White). Given that fact, Chaska could be considered less diverse than other cities. 82% of the people in Chaska (over the age of 15) are married and 49% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Living in Chaska can be a good experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Minnesota, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Chaska and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Chaska to Minnesota and the national average.

      With a livability score of 80 out of 100, Chaska is ranked #1,660 in the United States and #16 in Minnesota. This is a phenomenal score, as Chaska ranks well in multiple categories! Chaska is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Chaska ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-), employment (B) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Chaska. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and weather (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Chaska on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Chaska gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 83 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Chaska has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Chaska is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Chaska come in at $243,700, which is 27.3% higher than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Chaska, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Minnesota average.

      Chaska transportation information

      Average one way commute25min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.7%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home6.3%5.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Chaska, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).