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The City of Columbia Heights had a population of 21,284 as of July 1, 2021. 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 45.0408 and longitude -93.263 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia Heights 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 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.

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

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Columbia Heights, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 21,284 (100%)
Population in Households 21,119 (99.2%)
Population in Families 15,349 (72.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 165 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 6,281
Diversity Index2 73
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,408
Average Household Income $72,945
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $29,180
Wealth Index5 64
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 9,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,771 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,739 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $204,539
Average Home Value $227,027
Housing Affordability Index3 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,510
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,745
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.78% 1.23%
Households 0.63% 1.18%
Families 0.36% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   1.11%

Columbia Heights, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia Heights to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 547 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 263 29th
Per Capita Income # 626 31st
Diversity Index # 5 100th

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