Columbia Heights, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 19,675 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 9,597  (48.8%)
Females: 10,078  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55421.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,976 (it was $40,562 in 2000)
Columbia Heights:

$50,976
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,421 (it was $21,368 in 2000)

Columbia Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $146,322 (it was $102,900 in 2000)
Columbia Heights:

$146,322
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $194,546; Detached houses: $211,611; Townhouses or other attached units: $131,603; In 2-unit structures: $187,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,382; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,215; Mobile homes: $22,401

Median gross rent in 2013: $818.

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  • Races in Columbia Heights, MN (2013)

    Columbia Heights races chart
    • 12,62963.5%White alone
    • 3,91619.7%Black alone
    • 2,15510.8%Hispanic
    • 1,0415.2%Asian alone
    • 3902.0%Two or more races
    • 2051.0%American Indian alone
    • 250.1%Other race alone
    • 50.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Columbia Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbia Heights: 112.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.8%), Irish (8.8%), Norwegian (8.3%), Subsaharan African (6.8%), Swedish (6.6%), Polish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/14/1898

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 5,704 people per square mile   (average).

Columbia Heights,MN real estate house value index trend

Columbia Heights, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Columbia Heights:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Columbia Heights city:

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

3,040 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 4.4% Africa, 2.4% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This city:

15.3%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,017 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,050 (1.4%)

Columbia Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Minneapolis, MN (5.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (356.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hilltop, MN (0.5 miles ), St. Anthony, MN (1.4 miles ), New Brighton, MN (1.5 miles ), Fridley, MN (1.6 miles ), Brooklyn Center, MN (1.9 miles ), Arden Hills, MN (2.0 miles ), Mounds View, MN (2.1 miles ), Lauderdale, MN (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 125 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $223,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.05 N, Longitude: 93.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,187 (-26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 961 (9.7%)

Columbia Heights household income distribution Columbia Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Columbia Heights by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0021020000
per 100,000 0.00.010.95.50.011.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 14211N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
per 100,000 74.110.859.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10.1
Robberies 28195345473723201813
per 100,000 148.2102.3288.5246.8262.7206.8126.5101.891.165.9
Assaults 40344954403230383824
per 100,000 211.7183.0266.7296.2223.5178.8165.1193.4192.3121.7
Burglaries 105203247229235158165128132100
per 100,000 555.61,092.61,344.41,256.11,313.3883.0907.8651.5668.1507.2
Thefts 636703723679762646515456438358
per 100,000 3,365.63,783.83,935.33,724.44,258.43,610.12,833.42,321.12,216.81,815.9
Auto thefts 698711270808645282527
per 100,000 365.1468.3609.6384.0447.1480.6247.6142.5126.5137.0
Arson 655147104411
per 100,000 31.826.927.276.839.155.922.020.45.15.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.3) 377.4369.1551.6497.8509.3447.9342.0285.5276.9185.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Columbia Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 30 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Minnesota average:

1.65
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -588 (-3.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Columbia Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Columbia Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.0 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 F4 tornado 8.0 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.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia Heights-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from Columbia Heights center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 308.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from Columbia Heights center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 322.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anoka County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Columbia Heights topographic map

Birthplace of: James D. La Belle - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Pat Proft - Comedy writer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Columbia Heights: James Dennis La Belle.

Hospitals and medical centers in Columbia Heights:

  • CREST VIEW LUTHERAN HOME (4444 RESERVOIR BOULEVARD NORTHEAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Columbia Heights:

  • ALL HOMECARING (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • EAST RIVER ROAD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; FRIDLEY, MN)
  • BYWOOD EAST HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • BENEDICTINE HEALTH CENTER INNSBRUCK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BRIGHTON, MN)
  • INNSBRUCK HEALTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BRIGHTON, MN)
  • CAMDEN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • CAMDEN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Amtrak station near Columbia Heights:

  • 7 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Columbia Heights:

  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 4 miles; Saint Paul, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,680)
  • Bethel University (about 5 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • Walden University (about 5 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 62,473)
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (about 5 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 43,506)
  • Capella University (about 6 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 21,718)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (about 6 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 6,726)
  • Augsburg College (about 6 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 2,954)

Public high school in Columbia Heights:

Public elementary/middle schools in Columbia Heights:

  • GLOBAL ACADEMY (Location: 4065 CENTRAL AVE NE, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • PRODEO ACADEMY (Location: 1555 40TH AVENUE NE, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • COLUMBIA ACADEMY (Location: 900 49TH AVE NE, Grades: 6-8)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY (Location: 1500 49TH AVE NE, Grades: KG-5)
  • VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY (Location: 800 49TH AVE NE, Grades: KG-5)
  • ACHIEVE (Location: 900 49TH AVE NE, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Columbia Heights:

See full list of schools located in Columbia Heights

Library in Columbia Heights:

  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $717,671; Location: 820 40TH AVENUE NE; 66,742 books; 15,187 e-books; 3,224 audio materials; 2,390 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • NEI College is now closed and a vacant building.

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Notable locations in Columbia Heights: Central Valu Center (A), Columbia Heights Fire Department (B), Columbia Heights City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Apache Plaza Shopping Center (1), Central Plaza Shopping Center (2), Columbia Heights Mall Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia Heights include: Shiloh Bethany Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Timothys Lutheran Church (B), Saint Matthew Lutheran Church (C), Oak Hill Baptist Church (D), Christ Life Evangelical Church (E), Immaculate Conception Church (F), Greater Life Tabernacle (G), Grace and Truth Chapel (H), First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Sullivan Lake (A), Labelle Pond (B), Highland Lake (C), Hart Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia Heights include: Hilltop Park (1), Huset Park (2), La Belle Park (3), Mathaire Park (4), McKenna Park (5), Ostrander Park (6), Prestemon Park (7), Silver Lake Park (8), Keyes Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Anoka County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.5. This is worse than average.

City:

91.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0863. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0863
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.20
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.460. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.460
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.86
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00228. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00228
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 24.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Columbia Heights in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Columbia Heights, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Columbia Heights (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Columbia Heights Branch at 5250 Central Avenue, N.E., branch established on 1937/10/18. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Northeast Bank: Columbia Heights Branch at 3989 Central Avenue, N.E., branch established on 1978/05/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $351.7 mil, Deposits: $271.3 mil, headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Securities Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Minnesota average:

10.7

Columbia Heights travel time to work - commute Columbia Heights mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Columbia Heights city (based on Anoka County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic75,53512
Evangelical Protestant49,709109
Mainline Protestant36,54933
Other2,17912
Orthodox1953
None166,677-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Anoka County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Anoka County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 109
Anoka County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 125
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Anoka County:

27.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.5%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Columbia Heights:

11.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Columbia Heights:

54.2%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Columbia Heights, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$57,461$62,6851$764
Other Government Administration 8$31,170$46,7551$1,103
Police Protection - Officers 25$165,387$79,3860$0
Police - Other 6$22,575$45,1502$3,510
Firefighters 7$47,642$81,67216$11,922
Fire - Other 0$0 2$4,616
Streets and Highways 11$52,817$57,6191$674
Solid Waste Management 1$3,858$46,2961$189
Sewerage 5$24,631$59,1141$549
Parks and Recreation 8$42,717$64,0766$3,040
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$16,868$67,4720$0
Water Supply 4$27,203$81,6091$294
Local Libraries 5$26,221$62,93014$9,792
Other and Unallocable 10$61,078$73,29440$32,185
Totals for Government 104$579,628$66,88086$68,638

Columbia Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $573,000 ($29.12)
    Regular Highways: $372,000 ($18.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000 ($8.59)
    General Public Buildings: $152,000 ($7.73)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $6,326,000 ($321.52)
    Police Protection: $2,358,000 ($119.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,417,000 ($72.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,355,000 ($68.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,312,000 ($66.68)
    General - Other: $1,027,000 ($52.20)
    Sewerage: $1,026,000 ($52.15)
    Fire Protection: $906,000 ($46.05)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($39.59)
    Financial Administration: $648,000 ($32.94)
    Libraries: $545,000 ($27.70)
    Central Staff Services: $537,000 ($27.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $183,000 ($9.30)
    Welfare - Other: $173,000 ($8.79)
    General Public Buildings: $118,000 ($6.00)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($0.61)
    Corrections - Other: $10,000 ($0.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $4,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,407,000 ($71.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $498,000 ($25.31)
    Water Utilities: $285,000 ($14.49)
    Sewerage: $58,000 ($2.95)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($2.90)
    Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($1.88)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($1.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($0.97)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.66)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($0.41)
    Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($0.25)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.15)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,816,000 ($295.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $116,000 ($5.90)

Columbia Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,388,000 ($70.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,237,000 ($62.87)
    All Other: $478,000 ($24.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $290,000 ($14.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $174,000 ($8.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $490,000 ($24.90)
    All Other: $199,000 ($10.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $450,000 ($22.87)
    Highways: $20,000 ($1.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,200,000 ($111.82)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,558,000 ($79.19)
    Special Assessments: $628,000 ($31.92)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $6,796,000 ($345.41)
    Water Utilities: $1,448,000 ($73.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,403,000 ($172.96)
    Highways: $1,285,000 ($65.31)
    All Other: $808,000 ($41.07)
  • Tax - Property: $4,879,000 ($247.98)
    NEC: $293,000 ($14.89)
    Public Utilities: $135,000 ($6.86)

Columbia Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $14,734,000 ($748.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,935,000 ($98.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,340,000 ($220.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,430,000 ($174.33)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,825,000 ($92.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,404,000 ($732.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $330,000 ($16.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $910,000 ($46.25)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($5.59)

Columbia Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,689,000 ($390.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,723,000 ($1002.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,116,000 ($819.11)

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Anoka County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  2.26% ($36,705 average AGI)
from Ramsey County, MN  1.20% ($41,557)
from Washington County, MN  0.29% ($41,350)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Anoka County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  2.26% ($35,260 average AGI)
to Ramsey County, MN  1.16% ($34,240)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.31% ($39,388)

Strongest AM radio stations in Columbia Heights:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • 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.)
  • KLBP (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROOKLYN PARK, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYCR (1570 AM; 4 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KLBB (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: 1400, INC.)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)

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)
  • 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.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WFMP (107.1 FM; COON RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WFMP-FM, LLC)
  • KNOF (95.3 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: SELBY GOSPEL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WGVZ (105.7 FM; EDEN PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)

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.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Columbia Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $826,000Total costs
  • 11,769Total average daily traffic
  • 1,332Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,830Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David Ayers, 3920 California Street Ne - Northtown Mw (Lat: 45.039917 Lon: -93.269444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 27003 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: 9135778962, David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, 8310 NIEMAN RD
  • David Ayers, 3920 California Street Ne - Northtown Mw (Lat: 45.039917 Lon: -93.269444), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 27003 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: 9135778962, David.Ayers@bnsf.Com, 8310 NIEMAN RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Columbia Heights, MN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • FILTER PLANT, 4500 Reservoir Blvd (Lat: 45.052167 Lon: -93.234667), Structure height: 35.4 m, Overall height: 32.6 m, Call Sign: WPNJ905
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.518 MHz, 952.518 MHzGrant Date: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 03/27/2018Registrant: City Of, Water Works Minneapolis, 4150 Marshall St Ne, Minneapolis, MN 55421, Phone: (612) 661-4972, Fax: (612) 661-4997, Email:
  • Stinson, 4633 Ivanhoe Place (Lat: 45.053278 Lon: -93.227222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPZV739
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.62 MHzGrant Date: 12/31/2013, Expiration Date: 03/24/2024, Certifier: John TondingRegistrant: Anoka County, 325 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303, Phone: (763) 450-4580, Fax: (763) 755-2035, Email:
  • MN-MSP0153C, 3989 Central Avenue Ne (Lat: 45.040583 Lon: -93.246806), Type: Building, Structure height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: WQLZ951
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MN-MSP0125A, 4700 Stinson Boulevard (Lat: 45.053472 Lon: -93.227722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.7 m, Overall height: 35.4 m, Call Sign: WQLZ995
    Assigned Frequencies: 18015.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/09/2010, Expiration Date: 06/09/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Lat: 45.041111 Lon: -93.257306, Call Sign: WQOI420
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHzGrant Date: 10/05/2011, Expiration Date: 10/05/2021, Certifier: Kevin HansenRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • MONOPOLE, 4500 Reservoir Blvd (Lat: 45.051889 Lon: -93.234944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQSJ479
    Assigned Frequencies: 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 09/26/2013, Expiration Date: 09/26/2023, Certifier: Rodney OlsonRegistrant: Pcs Technologies, Inc, 30 West Water Street, St Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 222-5881, Fax: (651) 228-2645, Email:
  • Northtown, 3920 California Street Ne - Northtown Mw (Lat: 45.039917 Lon: -93.269444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: KTT53
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 10705.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Columbia Heights)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 415WM , Serial Number: 1005, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Swan Aviation LLC, 674 39th Ave Ne, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED166$136,887114$125,618292$140,17914$62,5512$730,00037$116,3703$54,607
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$125,30411$116,85334$163,4721$45,0000$01$138,0001$14,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$136,00821$83,492143$153,07318$42,3375$574,40013$107,2053$33,813
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$144,51110$126,17077$151,1339$43,5220$04$95,8630$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$124,8032$101,00048$133,3570$00$01$64,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0513.02 , 0513.04, 0513.05, 0514.00, 0515.01, 0515.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$135,7146$180,6671$83,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$126,5184$183,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$85,4573$156,8701$83,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$181,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$123,3100$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0513.02 , 0513.04, 0513.05, 0514.00, 0515.01, 0515.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Columbia Heights that have no violations reported:

  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS (Address: 590 40th Avenue NE , Population served: 18,520, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 81
  • Service Call: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Columbia Heights

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Columbia Heights, MN

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Columbia Heights, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Jimmy John's1Slumberland1

Columbia Heights compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

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  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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