Chanhassen MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to be serving the good people of Chanhassen Minnesota We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and energetic community.

History of Chanhassen

The origin of the name Chanhassen is from the Dakota, which means “sugar maple tree.” The earliest settlers of the town arrived in the 1850s to look at farms. The first claim that was settled happened in 1852 where a German by the name of Joseph Vogel, for the area west of Rice Lake near the Shakopee station. When the deal with the Native American Indians ended in 1853, more settlers came to live in the small settlement. The first town meeting was held on the 17th of May 1858 and after the Civil War ended, the Rev. Magnus Mayr officially a parish for German Catholics. The establishment of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad brought more settlers and incorporation into the Village of Chanhassen happened in 1896.


Statistic Chanhassen Minnesota National
Population 24,003 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,174 67 91
Median age 39.4 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 69% 58% 55%
Speak English 91% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 2% 4% 13%

The average age in Chanhassen is 5% higher than Minnesota

  • 08% of the population is Caucasian
  • 96% of the population is African-American
  • 87% of the population is Asian

Chanhassen MN Cost of Living

Index Chanhassen Minnesota National
Cost of living index 124 102 100
Index Chanhassen Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 171 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100


  • The cost of living in Chanhassen is 22% higher than the state average
  • The cost of living in Chanhassen is 24% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 71% higher than the national average

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Goods & Services

Item Chanhassen National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.24 $15.56 55.8%
Beauty Salon $34.24 $36.11 5.2%
Toothpaste $3.32 $2.47 34.4%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.4%
Movie $9.88 $10.13 2.4%
Bowling $4.12 $4.74 13.1%


Item Chanhassen National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.14 $3.98 4.0%
Fried Chicken $2.00 $1.41 42.1%
Milk $2.23 $2.06 8.1%
Potatoes $3.30 $2.98 10.5%
Pizza $10.53 $9.47 11.1%
Beer $8.81 $8.79 0.2%

Health Care

Item Chanhassen National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.38 $101.04 19.5%
Doctor $133.98 $107.44 24.7%
Dentist $85.91 $90.42 5.0%
Ibuprofen $11.82 $9.28 27.4%
Lipitor $416.78 $426.50 2.3%


Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners $120,043 $10,004 $2,801 $3,602
Renters $45,000 $3,750 $1,050 $1,350

One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Chanhassen, MN by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Chanhassen, MN have a median income of $120,043. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,801 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $45,000, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,050.


The city is served by two school districts namely District 112, which serves most of the people in the city, and District 276 or the Minnetonka School District.

Some of the schools in the city are:

  • Chanhassen High School
  • Chaska Middle School West
  • Pioneer Ridge Middle school
  • Chanhassen Elementary
  • Bluff Creek Elementary

Some students of the city attend school in other school districts due to the Minnesota open enrollment statute.

Places of Worship

Here are some of the places of worship in Chanhassen MN

  • Discovery United Methodist Church
  • Family of Christ Lutheran Church
  • Living Christ Lutheran Church
  • New Life Christian Fellowship
  • St Hubert Parish
  • Bethel Fellowship Community Church
  • Pioneer Evangelical Free Church
  • Westwood Community Church
  • Colonial Church at Heritage Square


Based on the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, here is the list of the top employers in the city:

  • Rosemount Inc.
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • IWCO Direct
  • SuperValu
  • General Mills
  • RR Donnelley
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Byerly’s
  • Target
  • Automated Building Components

Top companies that have headquarters based in the city include:

  • AmericInn
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Snap Fitness
  • SuperValu

Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

  • Stonewood, LLC
  • Lee Lyn Construction
  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • Denali Custom Homes Inc.
  • Destiny Homes
  • J+B Custom Homes LLC
  • Schrader & Companies
  • Elevation
  • Kyle Hunt & Partners, Incorporated
  • Robert Thomas Homes

Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

Here are some of the top concrete suppliers and delivery companies that serve Chanhassen MN

  • L&P Concrete
  • Mike Hage Distinctive Concrete & Masonry
  • Aurora Asphalt & Concrete
  • Metropolitan Concrete LLC
  • Custom Construction Services LLC
  • R. Kes Concrete LLC
  • Kingdom Concrete and Block Work LLC
  • English Stone LLC

Restaurants & Nightlife

Houlihan’s Restaurant – This is an American type bistro style restaurant that offers a nice selection of items on the menu. Food is consistently good as well as the service. Do try the French Onion soup, which is a favorite. The walleye and the Tuscan bean salad are quite amazing as well as the salmon too.

Kai’s Sushi and Grill Restaurant — This is a family friendly place, clean, quiet and with fast service. The rolls and soups are amazing and the kids love the chicken meals. The Tamago and the Takoyaki are quite delicious. Serves the best sushi in town.

Na S Thai Restaurant — The place offers amazing Thai meals at very reasonable prices. The spring rolls are large and very delicious and the Pho soup is absolutely divine. There are gluten free options and you could order your food with your own level of spiciness: none, mild, medium and hot. Do try the Toam Kha Kai soup.

Fun Things to Experience in Chanhassen MN

The city is proud to offer residents and visitors with a number of amenities for recreation such as open spaces, parks and trails.


The city has five public beaches namely:

  • Lake Ann Beach
  • Greenwood Shores Beach
  • Minnewashta Regional Park
  • Roundhouse Park Beach
  • Carver Beach

Skate Park

If skating is to your liking the city offers The Chanhassen Skate Park. Installed in September of 1999 it is located between City Hall and the fire station downtown. The park offers a quarter pipe, hotbox; grind rails, doobie roller, a half-pipe and a wedge.


The city prides itself on offering residents and visitors with a multipurpose trail system for recreation. The city has 70 miles of beautiful trails.

Chanhassen Minnesota truly is a great place.  If you’d like to know more about our remodeling services here in Chanhassen give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.