Chanhassen is a city southwest of Minneapolis in Carver County, Minnesota, United States and a suburb of Minneapolis. The population was 22,952 at the 2010 census.
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 morpheme of the word to avoid confusion. Chanhassen merged with Chanhassen Township in 1967, bringing the population to 4,200. Chanhassen was ranked as the #2 best place to live in America in 2009 by Money magazine, and fourth among small towns rated as best places to live in 2013.
Chanhassen is located at 44°51′44″N 93°31′50″W.
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. Although the bulk of Chanhassen is in Carver County, a small portion also extends into Hennepin County.
U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota State Highways 5 and 41 are three of the main routes in Chanhassen.
Township 116 North, Range 23 West, Fifth Principal Meridian of the Public Land Survey System.
According to data from the US Census Bureau the median household income (using data from 2008 to 2012) for Chanhassen was $103,462. For the same time period the per capita income was $46,305. Three percent of the population was living below the poverty line.
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).