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 Chanhassen (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 4,839 6,351 11,732 20,321 22,952 +2,631 +12.95
Land Area (sq. mile) -- 21.70 20.57 20.54 20.44 -0.10 -0.49
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 292.67 570.35 989.13 1,122.90 +133.77 +13.52
Housing Units 1,448 2,283 4,249 7,013 8,679 +1,666 +23.76
Households -- 2,073 4,016 6,914 8,352 +1,438 +20.80
Persons Per Household -- 3.04 2.92 2.94 2.75 -0.19 -6.46


Chanhassen is a city southwest of Minneapolis in Carver and Hennepin counties in Minnesota. U.S. Route 212 and Minnesota State Highways 5 and 41 are three of the main routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.88 square miles (59.26 km2), of which 20.44 square miles (52.94 km2) is land and 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2) is water.  The elevation is 974 ft (295 m).

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As of the census of 2010, there were 22,952 people, 8,352 households, and 6,257 families living in the city. The population density was 1,122.9 inhabitants per square mile (433.6/km2). There were 8,679 housing units at an average density of 424.6 per square mile (163.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 8,352 households of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.3% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

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CHANHASSEN Township received its earliest settlers in June 1852 and was organized May 11, 1858. The name, adopted on the suggestion of Rev. Henry M. Nichols, means the "sugar maple," being formed of two Dakota words, chan (tree) and hassen (for hasan, from haza or hah-zah, the huckleberry or blueberry), thus signifying "the tree of sweet juice." The township merged on May 8, 1967, with the village of Watertown. The city of Chanhassen, sections 12 and 13, and extending into Hennepin County, was incorporated as a village on April 25, 1896; its post office, 1854-63, began in Hennepin County and transferred to Carver County in 1857. The village was permanently settled in 1881, and a post office was reestablished in 1882.

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Chanhassen City Hall
7700 Market Boulevard
PO Box 147
Chanhassen MN 55317
Phone: (952) 227-1100

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

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City Hall, Chanhassen Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Elise Ryan
6587 Shadow Lane
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (612) 703-0598
City Manager appointed Laurie Hokkanen
7700 Market Boulevard
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (952) 227-1119
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jerry A. McDonald
88 Olympic Circle
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (612) 232-9974
Council Member 12/31/2022 Dan Campion
7608 Erie Avenue 
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (612) 269-8882
Council Member 12/31/2024 Lucille "Lucy" Rehm
8132 Dakota Lane - PO Box 92
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (612) 275-4351
Council Member 12/31/2024 Haley Pemrick Schubert
7608 Erie Avenue
Chanhassen MN 55317
Email (612) 269-2228

Post Office:
US Post Office
7730 Laredo Drive
Chanhassen, MN
(952) 974-5297
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (952) 934-0237

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy   (800) 895-4999
Electricity Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op (952) 492-2313
Natural Gas Centerpoint Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater City of Chanhassen (952) 227-1144
Water City of Chanhassen (952) 227-1144
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Rosemount Inc Totalizing Fluid Meter & Counting Device Mfg. 1,667
Instant Web Companies Advertising Material Distribution Svcs. 1,043
Lifetime Fitness Corporate, Subsidiary, & Regional Managing Offices 899
RR Donnelley Commercial Printing 368
ISD 112 Eastern Carver County Schools Elementary and Secondary Schools 350
General Mills Comm. Bakeries 300
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 252
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Zoos & Botanical Gardens 242
Byerly's Supermarkets & Other Grocery (exc. Convenience) Stores 180
Exlar Corporation Home Furnishing Stores 180

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Chanhassen Dinner Theater
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952)

Almost every night of the year, over 300 people come together to bring live theatre to life at Chanhassen. From our talented artistic directors, musicians, actors, chefs and waitstaff — each of us are motivated to help you make lasting memories and celebrate your most special moments. No matter what you’re celebrating you can count on our team to be truly entertaining.

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska MN 55318
Phone: (612) 624-2200

Founded in 1958, we are a member-driven non-profit with more than 1,200 acres of professionally-maintained gardens, rare plant collections and accessible trails. As a part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is engaged in cold-hardy plant research and has developed 27 commercial apples, including Honeycrisp, Harrelson and First Kiss. In 2019, USA Today readers named the Arboretum the best botanical garden in North America.   

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Paisley Park
7801 Audubon Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 495-6750

Paisley Park is a place where art, music, fashion, and culture are celebrated, energized, and inspired by the visionary creative spirit of Prince. Once his home and studio, Paisley Park now draws people from around the world to attend tours, concerts, and events, and feel the love, awe, and wonder that are expressed in Prince’s emotional words: “Paisley Park is in your heart.”

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Bandimere Park
9405 Great Plains Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317

This 32-acre community park was acquired in 1989 and is located on Highway 101 just south of Lyman Boulevard. In 1998, the park was developed into a wonderful youth athletic complex. Amenities include a new disc golf course, internal trail system, 3 ball fields, 3 soccer fields, hockey rink, skating rink, playground equipment, and plenty of parking. Bandimere Park is host to many youth activities from soccer to baseball. Stop by sometime and check out the fun!

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City Center Park
7700 Market Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317

TThis 10-acre park lies adjacent to City Hall and Chanhassen Elementary School and is jointly owned by the City and School District 112. City Center Park was redeveloped in 1998, and includes 4 ball fields, 5 soccer fields, 4 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, a skating rink, hockey rink, a skate park, and playground. The park is located in the heart of downtown Chanhassen and is easily accessible by all.

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Lake Ann Park
1456 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Lake Ann Park is Chanhassen’s premier community park! The topography of the site has gently rolling hills, while the western quarter of the park is in dense tree cover. Concessions and boat rentals are available daily during the summer months from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting). Other amenities include two picnic/recreation shelters, reservation picnic sites, tennis court, six lighted ball fields, a soccer field, canoe racks available for rent, volleyball, trails, boat access, and a fishing pier. 

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Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
6900 Hazeltine Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55331

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre park situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include a swimming beach, bathhouse, off-leash dog area, reservable picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, creative playground, paved boat access, paved bike trails, turf trails for walking and skiing, ski/snowshoe rental, and vending machines. 

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Lake Susan Park
903 Lake Drive
Chanhassen, MN 55317

This 33-acre park is rich with amenities. It contains a picnic shelter that can be reserved, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 tennis courts, a baseball field, a basketball court, beautiful playground equipment, a fishing pier, and a boat access. This park also has a trail that travels along Lake Susan to make your experience more enjoyable. Give it a try!

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Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Ann 116  
Lotus 245  
Lucy 88  
Minnewashta 680  
Rice Marsh 69      
Riley 296  
St. Joe 20  
Susan 88  

Health Care:
No hospitals in Chanhassen - nearest are:
Ridgeview in Waconia
St. Francis in Shakopee
Fairview Southdale in Edina
Park Nicollet Clinic - Chanhassen
300 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 993-4300

Park Nicollet Clinic - Chanhassen offers a wide range of award-winning care and service for your entire family. The practitioners provide care in over 10 medical specialties including asthma and allergy, cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehab, physical therapy and podiatry.

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Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic
7907 Powers Drive
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 934-0570

Many past and current Ridgeview patients comment on their thankfulness for their experience while in our care. We are dedicated to providing the best health care in Minnesota delivered with care, compassion and quality for a personalized patient experience through the use of state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge techniques, and experienced specialists.

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Eastern Carver County Schools
Independent School District #112

11 Peavey Road
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: (952) 556-6100
Fax: (952) 556-6109

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  9,800

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Eastern Carver County Schools
Chanhassen High School
2200 Lyman Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 556-3500
Fax: (952) 556-3509

Grades:  9-12
Students:   1,600

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Chaska Middle School East
1600 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
Phone: (952) 556-7600

Grades:  6-8
Students:   600

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Chaska Middle School East, Chaska Minnesota
Chaska Middle School West
140 Engler Boulevard
Chaska, MN  55318
Phone: (952) 556-7400

Grades:  6-8
Students:   620

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Pioneer Ridge Middle School
1085 Pioneer Trail East
Chaska, MN  55318
Phone: (952) 556-7800

Grades:  6-8
Students:   500

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Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Chaska Minnesota
Bluff Creek Elementary
2300 Coulter Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 556-6600

Grades:  K-5
Students:  600

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Bluff Creek Elementary, Chanhassen Minnesota
Chanhassen Elementary
7600 Laredo Drive
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 556-6700

Grades:  K-5
Students:  460

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Chanhassen Elementary School, Chanhassen Minnesota
La Academia & Kinder Academy
1800 N Chestnut Street
Chaska, MN  55318
Phone: (952) 556-6300

Grades:  K-5
Students:   400

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La Academia & Kinder Academy, Chaska Minnesota
Chapel Hill Academy 
306 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 949-9014
Fax: (952) 949-3871

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  260

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Chapel Hill Academy, Chanhassen Minnesota
St. Hubert Catholic School
8201 Main Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 934-6003
Fax: (952) 906-1229

Grades:  PK-8
Students:  675

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Bethel Fellowship Church
1252 Park Road
Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone: (952) 923-1053

Pastor:  Jon Wall
Sunday Service:  9:00 am

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Bethel Fellowship Church, Chanhassen Minnesota
Chanhassen Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
8300 Audubon Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 361-6488

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Service:  not available

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Discovery United Methodist Church
275 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 937-0063

Pastor:  Eric Shin
Sunday Service:   9:30 am

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Discovery United Methodist Church, Chanhassen Minnesota
Family of Christ Lutheran Church - ELCA
2020 Coulter Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 934-5659

Pastor:  Josh Nelson  
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am

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Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Chanhassen Minnesota
Lakeside Covenant Church
Meets at Bluff Creek Elementary School
2300 Coulter Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: not available

Pastor:  Steve Anderson
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Living Christ Lutheran Church - LCMS
820 Lake Drive
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 934-5110

Pastor:  Mark Tewes
Sunday Service:  8:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:45 am

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St. Hubert Catholic Community
8201 Main Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 934-9106

Pastor:  Father Rolf Tollefson
Sunday Service:  8:30 am, 10:30 am, 6:00 pm

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Temple of Eck, Eckankar
7450 Powers Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 380-2200

Pastor:  Harold Klemp
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Trinity Hill Church
306 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 412-6731

Pastor:  Arlan Koppendrayer
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Trinity Hill Church, Chanhassen Minnesota
Westwood Community Church
3121 Westwood Drive
Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone: (952) 224-7300

Pastor:  Joel Johnson
Sunday Service:  8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am

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Chanhassen Villager
12925 Eagle Creek Parkway
Savage, MN 55378
Phone: (952) 445-3333

Weekly newspaper published on Thursdays with a circulation of 5,600

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AmericInn by Wyndham Chanhassen
570 Pond Promenade
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (612) 293-6930

Ideally situated on Highway 5, just a quick drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP), AmericInn Chanhassen is a great spot for your next stay in the Twin Cities area. Music fans will enjoy our close proximity to Paisley Park, Prince’s music studio and home, and the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. If you’re looking for outdoor adventure you’ll find it all around, from Lake Minnetonka to Lake Ann Park Beaches. Traveling on business? Our hotel is just minutes from IWCO Direct Mail and Emerson Automation, and a short drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
591 W 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 937-2424

Plan a memorable getaway to the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chanhassen, MN, just minutes from Eden Prairie and US 212. You can see an exhilarating show at the adjacent Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and visit Paisley Park, the estate and recording studio of the late R&B artist Prince. Our hotel is also an easy drive from downtown Minneapolis hot spots like Mall of America®. Plus, we offer a free shuttle to businesses up to 10 miles away. Start your day with a waffle at our free, hot breakfast, and end it with a soothing beverage in our High Timber Lounge. A heated pool, free Wi-Fi, and the adjacent cinema complex help keep your whole family entertained.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
7855 Century Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 401-8850

In Chanhassen, MN, located in the southwest Metro area of the Twin Cities, you’ll find our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chanhassen accommodations. Our hotel has a prime location near the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 5. Corporate travelers staying with us are glad that we offer a 24-hour business center with fax and copy services, as well as free high-speed, wired and wireless internet access. If you need to hold a meeting, we have meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 40 guests. Companies like Entegris, FSI, Tokyo Electronics, DXP Enterprises, Michael Foods and LifeTime Fitness are close to our Chanhassen, MN hotel.

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