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Hilltop, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Hilltop had a population of 671 as of July 1, 2020. Hilltop 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 Hilltop is located at latitude 45.0533 and longitude -93.2474 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hilltop encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Hilltop (GNIS ID: 2394389) 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.

The City of Hilltop is located within City of Columbia Heights, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anoka County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hilltop: City of Hilltop.


Hilltop, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 671 (100%)
Population in Households 671 (100.0%)
Population in Families 366 (54.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 5,629
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $28,444
Average Household Income $37,018
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $18,647
Wealth Index5 27


Total HU (Housing Units) 414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $26,546
Average Home Value $35,801
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 338
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.0% -0.57%
Households -1.14% -0.66%
Families -1.67% -1.13%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Hilltop, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hilltop to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 446 51st
Population Density # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 903 0th
Housing Affordability Index # 881 98th
Per Capita Income # 893 1st
Diversity Index # 4 100th

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