Chanhassen, Minnesota

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Chanhassen
Chanhassen (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°51′44″N93°31′50″W / 44.86222°N 93.53056°W / 44.86222; -93.53056 Coordinates: 44°51′44″N93°31′50″W / 44.86222°N 93.53056°W / 44.86222; -93.53056
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Carver, Hennepin
Government
   Mayor Elise Ryan
Area
[1]
  Total22.80 sq mi (59.06 km2)
  Land20.36 sq mi (52.73 km2)
  Water2.44 sq mi (6.33 km2)
Elevation
974 ft (295 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total25,947
  Density1,274.35/sq mi (492.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55317
Area code(s) 952
FIPS code 27-10918
GNIS feature ID0641106 [2]
Website City of Chanhassen

Chanhassen is a city about 16 miles (26 kilometres) southwest of Minneapolis in Carver County and partially in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. [3] The southwest edge of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul suburbs, there is a mix of residential neighborhoods and rural landscapes. The population was 22,952 at the 2010 census. [4]

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History

The origin of the name comes from the Dakota word chanhasen meaning "sugar-maple tree" (chan, tree; haza, a tree with sap). [5] The northern metro area Hassan Township carries the latter morpheme of the word to avoid confusion. [6] Chanhassen merged with Chanhassen Township in 1967, bringing the population to 4,200. [7]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.88 square miles (59.26 km2), of which 20.44 square miles (52.94 km2) is land and 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2) is water. [8] Although the bulk of Chanhassen is in Carver County, a small portion also extends into Hennepin County. [9]

U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota State Highways 5 and 41 are three of the main routes in Chanhassen. [10]

Township 116 North, Range 23 West, Fifth Principal Meridian of the Public Land Survey System.[ discuss ]

Climate

Climate data for Chanhassen, MN
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)24
(−4)
31
(−1)
43
(6)
60
(16)
74
(23)
83
(28)
86
(30)
83
(28)
75
(24)
62
(17)
42
(6)
28
(−2)
58
(14)
Average low °F (°C)3
(−16)
10
(−12)
23
(−5)
36
(2)
48
(9)
57
(14)
62
(17)
60
(16)
51
(11)
39
(4)
25
(−4)
11
(−12)
35
(2)
Average precipitation inches (mm)0.93
(24)
0.62
(16)
1.77
(45)
2.40
(61)
3.65
(93)
4.21
(107)
4.43
(113)
4.48
(114)
2.97
(75)
2.14
(54)
2.00
(51)
0.84
(21)
30.44
(774)
Source: The Weather Channel [11]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1900 175
1910 164−6.3%
1920 129−21.3%
1930 128−0.8%
1940 1323.1%
1950 18237.9%
1960 24434.1%
1970 4,8791,899.6%
1980 6,35930.3%
1990 11,73284.5%
2000 20,32173.2%
2010 22,95212.9%
2020 25,94713.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [12]
2018 Estimate [13]

According to data from the US Census Bureau the median household income (using data from 2008 to 2012) for Chanhassen was $103,462. For the same time period the per capita income was $46,305. Three percent of the population was living below the poverty line. [14]

2010 census

As of the census [15] of 2010, there were 22,952 people, 8,352 households, and 6,257 families living in the city. The population density was 1,122.9 inhabitants per square mile (433.6/km2). There were 8,679 housing units at an average density of 424.6 per square mile (163.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 8,352 households, of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.3% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,321 people, 6,914 households, and 5,524 families living in the city. The population density was 978.1 people per square mile (377.6/km2). There were 7,013 housing units at an average density of 337.6 per square mile (130.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.90% White, 0.75% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 6,914 households, out of which 51.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 34.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

Economy

Companies with headquarters in Chanhassen include: [16]

Top employers

According to the city's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), [18] the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of Employees
1 Life Time Fitness 1,911
2Instant Web Companies1,123
3 Rosemount Inc. 863
4The Bernard Group665
5Eastern Carver County Schools470
6 General Mills 334
7 RR Donnelley 321
8Chanhassen Dinner Theatres290
9 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 266
10 Target 210

Arts and culture

Points of interest

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The Temple of ECK on the Eckankar Spiritual Campus
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Prince's Paisley Park Studios complex
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Looking west on County 61 square.svg CSAH 61

Chanhassen is home to several attractions that are well-recognized throughout the state and even nationally.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the nation's largest professional dinner theatre and the largest privately owned restaurant in the state of Minnesota. Since 1968, more than 200 plays have been produced and played to more than ten million guests. [20]

Sports

Many youth sports programs are offered through the Chanhassen Athletic Association, including baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. [21]

Chanhassen is also home to the Chanhassen Red Birds amateur baseball team (2018 Class B State Champions). [22]

Parks and recreation

The city of Chanhassen places a strong emphasis on parks, open space, trails, and recreation.

Beaches

Chanhassen has five public beaches. [23]

Trails

Chanhassen prides itself on providing a comprehensive, multipurpose trail system. The city has built and maintains 70 miles of trails. [24] Many of the city's trails are located in natural resource corridors.

Skate Park

The Chanhassen Skate Park was installed in September 1999. [25] The park is located between City Hall and the downtown fire station. It features a wedge, quarter pipe, half pipe, hotbox, doobie roller, spine, and grind rails.

Fishing

Several well-producing lakes in Chanhassen keep the sportsmen busy year-round with fishing during the warm months and ice fishing when the lakes freeze over. Both Lake Minnewashta and Lake Ann contain large and aggressive northern pike for the adept anglers.

Government

Chanhassen is located in Minnesota's 3rd congressional district and is represented by Democrat Dean Phillips. President George W. Bush was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Chanhassen. He held a rally on October 9, 2004, at Chanhassen's City Center Park during the United States presidential elections of 2004. [26]

Education

Chanhassen is split between two school districts. Most of the city is in District 112 (Eastern Carver County School District), with most Chanhassen students attending Chanhassen High School, Chaska Middle School West, Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Chanhassen Elementary, and Bluff Creek Elementary. Northern sections of Chanhassen are a part of District 276 (Minnetonka School District), with most students attending Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Middle School East, Minnetonka Middle School West, Clear Springs Elementary, and Scenic Heights Elementary. [27] Also, some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota's open enrollment statute. [28] Chapel Hill Academy and Church of St. Hubertus Catholic School are private primary education institutions located in downtown Chanhassen.

Media

The Chanhassen Villager is the city's official weekly newspaper.

Notable people

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