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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$60,325
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chaska demographic reports
Chaska is on the Minnesota River
The city has suffered repeated flooding over the years. Levee improvements prevented damage when the river rose again in 2001
In the 1920s, Chaska was known for producing sugar, brick, corn, sauerkraut and good basketball players
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • River City Days - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chaska web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Indian mounds in Chaska City Square Park

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chaska was $25,368, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Chaska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Chaska festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chaska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $646.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,320.


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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Chaska include Chaska Herald

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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

Travel

Hotels in Chaska include Best Western Chaska River, Oak Ridge Hotel, Super 8.

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