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Chaska, Minnesota

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The location of Chaska

Welcome to Chaska ...

The city of Chaska is located in Carver County and is the County Seat for Carver County.

The location of Chaska has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Chaska: CHAS-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Chaska has a population of 26,765 people<3> (see below for details).

Chaska was established in 1851.

The community of Chaska is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chaska lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chaska: (952)

The ZIP code for Chaska: 55318<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chaska had a population of 23,770 people (or 26.11% of the total population of Carver County). This makes Chaska the county's most populous community.

The population of Chaska represents 0.45% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,770 people, the population of Chaska increased 36.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,449 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Chaska had an population of 26,765 people. This is an increase of 12.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 53.39% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chaska.

Communities Also Named Chaska ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Chaska - it's located in Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chaska.

Websites for Chaska ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chaska. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chaska. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chaska. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Chaska:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chaska ...

Looking for more information about Chaska? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chaska, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chaska.

Communities near Chaska ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the East (E) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Chaska

Located in Dakota County

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Chaska

Located in Dakota County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Edina   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

Shakopee   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Chaska

Located in Scott County

Richfield   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Chaska

Located in Hennepin County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Chaska.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chaska. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chaska.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chaska). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chaska or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chaska) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chaska. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chaska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chaska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8165, Longitude: -93.6091     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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