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Population (year 2000): 18,520. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,110 (-2.2% change)
Males: 8,891 (48.0%), Females: 9,629 (52.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $40,562 (year 2000)
Median house value: $103,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Columbia Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (30.3%), Norwegian (16.3%), Irish (12.4%), Swedish (12.1%), Polish (11.3%), English (5.8%).

New! Heights, Minnesota forum

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Columbia

For population 25 years and over in Columbia Heights

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia Heights city

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

8.4% Foreign born (2.6% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 1.7% Africa, 1.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -588 (-3.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN Minneapolis, (6.0 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (442.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (0.2 miles Hilltop, Anthony, MN (2.5 miles St. MN (2.6 miles Fridley, Brighton, MN (3.0 miles New Lake Park, MN (4.6 miles Spring Center, MN (4.6 miles Brooklyn View, MN (4.9 miles Mounds MN (5.0 miles Lauderdale,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $159,100

Latitude: 45.05 N, Longitude: 93.25 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.8%), Manufacturing (17.6%), Retail trade (13.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,848 (-26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,139 (12.1%)


 

Crime in Columbia Heights by Year

Type 2000 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 11 14 2
    per 100,000 59.4 75.6 10.8
Robberies 20 28 19
    per 100,000 108.0 151.2 102.6
Assaults 42 40 34
    per 100,000 226.8 216.0 183.6
Burglaries 150 105 203
    per 100,000 809.9 567.0 1096.1
Thefts 578 636 703
    per 100,000 3121.0 3434.1 3795.9
Auto thefts 49 69 87
    per 100,000 264.6 372.6 469.8
304.2 325.6 338.0


Average climate in Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Columbia

Columbia Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the Columbia Heights city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category 4 tornado 10.2 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 158 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Columbia Heights:
  • UNITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; FRIDLEY, MN)
  • HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • FAIRVIEW UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Columbia Heights:
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 13 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
  • ST CLOUD REGIONAL (about 65 miles; ST CLOUD, MN; ID: STC)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 96 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Columbia Heights:
  • ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE ARPT(JANES FIELD) (about 7 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: ANE)
  • CRYSTAL (about 7 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MIC)
  • SURFSIDE (about 11 miles; LINO LAKES, MN; ID: 8Y4)

Amtrak station near Columbia Heights:
  • 8 miles: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS (ST. PAUL, 730 TRANSFER RD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website:
College/University in Columbia Heights:
  • NEI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 321; Location: 825 41ST AVE NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.NEICOLLEGE.ORG)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia Heights:
  • BETHEL COLLEGE (about 5 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 36,289)
  • AUGSBURG COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,662)
  • MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,857)
  • HAMLINE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 2,847)
  • ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; COON RAPIDS, MN; FT enrollment: 3,627)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 10 miles; ST PAUL, MN; FT enrollment: 7,652)
Public high schools in Columbia Heights:
  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS SR. (Students: 921; Location: 1400 49TH AVE. N.E.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • N.E.METRO ALC WEST CAMPUS (Students: 86; Location: 3989 CENTRAL AVE. N.E.; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Columbia Heights:
  • CENTRAL MID. (Students: 658; Location: 900 49TH AVE. N.E.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VALLEY VIEW EL. (Students: 504; Location: 800 49TH AVE. N.E.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HIGHLAND EL. (Students: 382; Location: 1500 49TH AVE. N.E.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD (Students: 39; Location: 1400 49TH AVE. N.E.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • TARGETED SVCS COLUMBIA HEIGHTS (Location: 3989 CENTRAL AVE N.E.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Columbia Heights:
  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $587,876; Location: 820 40TH AVENUE NE; 60,883 books; 3,301 audio materials; 1,953 video materials; 134 serial subscriptions)

Lakes: Highland Lake (A), Hart Lake (B), Sullivan Lake (C).

Parks in Columbia Heights include: La Belle Park (1), Huset Park (2), Mathaire Park (3), Ostrander Park (4), Hilltop Park (5), McKenna Park (6).


Columbia Heights compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia Heights:
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • KYCR (1570 AM; 4 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • KLBB (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Columbia Heights:
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOF (95.3 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: SELBY GOSPEL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KMOJ (89.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPEMENT)

TV broadcast stations around Columbia Heights:
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)

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