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Columbia Heights, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia Heights had a population of 20,690 as of July 1, 2017. Columbia Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia Heights is located at latitude 45.0491 and longitude -93.2467 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Columbia Heights (GNIS ID: 2393607) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia Heights: City of Columbia Heights.


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Columbia Heights, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,690
Daytime Population: Workers 4,767
Daytime Population: Residents 10,597
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,364
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 20,523
Population in Familes 15,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density2 6,067
Diversity Index3 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,418
Average Household Income $66,174
Per Capita Income $26,820

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,453 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,882 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $171,740
Average Home Value $182,982
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,335
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,722
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.82% 0.88%
Households 0.7% 0.83%
Families 0.49% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Columbia Heights, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia Heights to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 54 94th
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 533 41st
Per Capita Income # 568 37th

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