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Chanhassen is a city in Carver County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

The community name derives from Sioux term for "sugar maple"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Chanhassen. For links to other places called Chanhassen, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Chanhassen is 44.862N. The longitude is -93.53W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,124.


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Median household income
Local
$84,215
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chanhassen demographic reports
Chanhassen is on the Minnesota River
Former and merged names include:
· Watertown
Birthplace of Grimm alfalfa, a strain noted for its hardiness in cold climates
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Chanhassen attractions: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chanhassen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carver County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55347 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Chanhassen residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chanhassen ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chanhassen was $36,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Chanhassen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chanhassen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,616.


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Libraries in Chanhassen include Chanhassen Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chanhassen include Chanhassen Villager

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Carver County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chanhassen political report.

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The average commute time for Chanhassen workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chanhassen between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Chanhassen include Americinn Chanhassen, Chanhassen Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn.

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MN communities formerly known as Chanhassen:
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