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The City of Columbus had a population of 4,106 as of July 1, 2017. Columbus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbus is located at latitude 45.2557 and longitude -93.1129 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbus (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.9 sq. miles and a water area of 2.83 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Columbus (GNIS ID: 2393610) 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 Columbus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,106
Daytime Population: Workers 1,857
Daytime Population: Residents 1,812
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 4,106
Population in Familes 3,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $87,351
Average Household Income $101,044
Per Capita Income $36,716


Total Housing Units 1,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,400 (91.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $291,202
Average Home Value $334,804


Total Households 1,492
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,172
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.87%
Households 0.72% 0.9%
Families 0.64% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Columbus, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbus 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 # 170 81st
Population Density # 809 11th
Diversity Index # 293 68th
Median Household Income # 63 93rd
Per Capita Income # 114 88th

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