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 Chanhassen, Minnesota


is a city in Carver and Hennepin counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 20,321 at the 2000 census, with a 2006 estimated population of 23,520.[3]

The origin of the name comes from the Dakota word chanhasen meaning "sugar-maple tree" (chan, tree; haza, a tree with sap). The northern metro area Hassan Township carries the latter syllable of the word to avoid confusion.[4] Chanhassen was ranked as the #2 best place to live in America in 2009 by Money Magazine.[5]


Chanhassen is located at 44°51'44?N 93°31'50?W? / ?44.86222°N 93.53056°W? / 44.86222; -93.53056

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.3 km²), of which, 20.8 square miles (53.8 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it (9.26%) is water. Although the bulk of Chanhassen is in Carver County, a small portion also extends into Hennepin County.

U.S. Route 212 and Minnesota State Highways 5 and 41 are three of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,321 people, 6,914 households, and 5,524 families residing 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/sq mi (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.

According to a 2007 estimate,[citation needed] the median income for a household in the city was $92,869, and the median income for a family was $107,075. Males had a median income of $62,112 versus $38,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,008. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


Prince previously owned two homes in Chanhassen.[6]

Companies based in Chanhassen

  • AmericInn
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Pizzaioli Pizzamaker was voted the best Pizza in Chanhassen, by The Chanhassen Magazine.

Notable natives and residents

  • Zak Jensen, mixed martial artist
  • Jim Lord, Minnesota State Treasurer
  • Miles Lord, United States District Court judge
  • Tim Mattran, NFL player for the St. Louis Rams, was born and raised in Chanhassen.
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen, currently representing Minnesota's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, businessman, grew up in Chanhassen.
  • Debbie Turner, actress, lives in Chanhassen.
  • Larry Graham, Bass guitarist and inventor of slap bass.
  • Jared Allen, current Minnesota Vikings defensive end.

Points of Interest

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Paisley Park Studios
  • Eckankar Spiritual Campus


Chanhassen is located in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by John Kline, a Republican, scoring 2.8% progressive on a range of issues[7] and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes.[8]

President George W. Bush was the first sitting United States 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.[9]

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