Eden Prairie MN Community Profile

Staincrete is proud to offer its decorative concrete services to the people of Eden Prairie Minnesota.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of Eden Prairie

Originally, the early settlers of the area where Eden Prairie is located were Native Americans.  In 1851, a treaty allowed land west of the Mississippi River (where Eden Prairie is located) for pioneers to settle. The first Eden Prairie Town Hall meeting was held on May 11, 1858, which interestingly was the same day where Minnesota was declared a state.  The town’s name was originally Eden in 1853 a name coined by a Mrs. Eliot who selected it due to her admiration of the “beautiful prairie” located at the southern end of the community.


Statistic Eden Prairie Minnesota National
Population 62,096 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,910 67 91
Median age 37.9 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 64% 58% 55%
Speak English 83% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 3% 4% 13%

The average age in Eden Prairie is 1% higher than Minnesota

  • 81% is Caucasian
  • 52% is African American
  • 59% is Asian

Eden Prairie MN Cost of Living

Index Eden Prairie Minnesota National
Cost of living index 121 102 100
Index Eden Prairie Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 158 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100
  • Cost of living in the city is 18% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 58% higher than the national average
  • Cost of living is 18% higher than the state average

Goods & Services

Item Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie 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 $115,397 $9,616 $2,692 $3,462
Renters $61,326 $5,111 $1,431 $1,840

The affordability of the housing market in Eden Prairie, MN as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Eden Prairie, MN homeowners, the median income is $115,397. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,692 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $61,326. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,431 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Schools in Eden Prairie

The Eden Prairie school district manages 8 K-12 schools, 6 elementary schools and one middle school.  Eden Prairie High School is the 2nd biggest in the state. There is one private school and one publicly funded charter school in the city.

Private Schools

International School of Minnesota  — founded in 1985 and offers college prep education from preschool through grade 12.

Tertiary Education

Hennepin Technical College – Offers both day and night courses and has over seven thousand students in its roll.

ITT Technical Institute – offers IT courses, electronics, drafting and design.

Places of Worship

  • Grace Church
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church
  • Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
  • Wooddale Church
  • Eden Prairie United Methodist Church
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church
  • Liberty Baptist Church of Eden Prairie
  • Pax Christi Church
  • Resurrection Life Church
  • City Hill Church
  • Eden Prairie Assembly of God
  • World Harvest Pentecostal Church
  • Iglesia del Agua Viva
  • Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship

Businesses Based in Eden Prairie, MN

There are over two thousand businesses that call Eden Prairie home. Most of the industries in the city specialize in healthcare, information technology, wholesale trade, communications and industrial equipment.

The top employers in the city include:

  • Optum
  • Rosemount Inc
  • CH Robinson Worldwide
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Eden Prairie Schools
  • Eaton
  • SuperValu
  • Abbott Laboratories

Restaurants & Nightlife

Wildfire Restaurant – located at the Eden Prairie Center, there are different rooms with their own characteristic ambience. The whole place has a homely feel to it. There is rich woodwork with plenty of décor and the food is simply amazing. Do try out the Wildfire salad with chicken as well as the Mongolian chicken skewers.

Tavern 4 & 5 Restaurant – this restaurant offers a comfortable setting with amazing service. The steak sandwich and pickles are a must try.  Do also try the chicken meatballs served big and spicy.

The Original Pancake House Restaurant — If pancakes are your thing, this is the place to be. The atmosphere is amazing and the service is superb. Consistently good food.  Does not disappoint.

Fun Things to Do In Eden Prairie

The city hosts almost ten thousand acres of land designated for open spaces and parks. This means there are lots of outdoor activities to be had such as hiking, biking walking, running and more. Its close location to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro means easy access to the best restaurants, theaters, golf courses and sporting venues.

Eden Prairie Minnesota truly is a great place. If you’d like to talk know more about our concrete flooring services in Eden Prairie, give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.