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Chaska is a city in Carver County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Siouan for "name given to first-born child"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Chaska. For links to other places called Chaska, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chaska is 44.789N. The longitude is -93.601W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,654.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chaska 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 55317 ZIP code.
35% of Chaska residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chaska ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chaska was $25,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Chaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $646. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,320.
Libraries in Chaska include Chaska Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chaska include Chaska Herald
Carver County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chaska political report.
The average commute time for Chaska workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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