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Community Profile For Columbia Heights

Area3.5 sq miles
2,251 Acres
Parks, Recreation & Preserves (in 2016)142 Acres
Population (2017)20,153
Households (2017)8,170
Employment (2017)3,941
Community WebsiteColumbia Heights website
CountyAnoka
Met Council Sector RepEric Wojchik
Met Council DistrictDistrict 2
   

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Population by Age and Gender in Columbia Heights

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census or American Community Survey.


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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and Metropolitan Council Annual Estimates.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census or American Community Survey.


Due to data restrictions, employment data may not be available for all years.

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Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2nd quarter data; Metropolitan Council staff have estimated some data points.



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Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2nd quarter data; Metropolitan Council staff have estimated some data points.



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Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2nd quarter data; Metropolitan Council staff have estimated some data points; and Metropolitan Council Forecasts.



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Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2nd quarter data. Data are not adjusted for inflation.




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Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Current year data average monthly data year-to-date.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey




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Note: Between 2003 & 2004 housing unit type definitions changed: Duplex category was expanded to include duplex, triplex and quad, and the definition of multifamily changed from 3 or more units to 5 or more units.
Source: Metropolitan Council Residential Building Permit Survey.



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.


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Source: Certificate of Real Estate Value, Minnesota Department of Revenue.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.
Households experience housing cost burden when their housing costs are 30% or more of their gross income. For renters, housing costs include rent and utilities; for owners, housing costs include mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, property insurance, utilities, and other fees. Use caution when comparing 1990 and 2000 data (which include only some households) to American Community Survey data (which include all households). See the metadata for more information.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey. The universe is residents age 16 and over who worked outside the home.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census and American Community Survey.



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Source: Metropolitan Council Travel Demand Forecasting Model.



Commuting Patterns for Columbia Heights

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Top ten workplaces of people who live in
Columbia Heights

WorkplacesWorkers
Minneapolis3,128
St. Paul661
Fridley407
Columbia Heights345
Roseville307
Plymouth262
Brooklyn Park216
Blaine207
St. Louis Park200
Golden Valley198
Other3,048

Top ten residences of people who work in
Columbia Heights

ResidencesWorkers
Minneapolis429
Columbia Heights345
St. Paul212
Fridley181
Blaine163
Coon Rapids155
Brooklyn Park115
New Brighton77
Maple Grove65
Andover61
Other1,132

Note: Workplaces and residences not in the top 10 are counted in "Other".
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Local Employment-Household Dynamics.


Generalized Land Use in Columbia Heights


Year
Land Use
20102016
AcresChangeAcresChange
Residential Total1,581N/A1,5870.38%
Single Family Detached1,328N/A1,3310.24%
Multifamily253N/A2561.11%
Commercial Total122N/A121-0.82%
Retail and Other Commercial101N/A100-1.38%
Office20N/A212.94%
Industrial Total158N/A157-0.63%
Industrial and Utility126N/A125-0.63%
Railway32N/A320.00%
Institutional Total85N/A872.35%
Park and Recreational141N/A1420.71%
Park, Recreational or Preserve141N/A1420.07%
Mixed Use Total3N/A433.33%
Mixed Use Residential3N/A425.81%
Major Roadways56N/A560.00%
Agricultural and Undeveloped Total51N/A43-15.69%
Undeveloped Land51N/A43-15.98%
Open Water55N/A550.00%
Total2,252N/A2,2520.00%

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Source: Metropolitan Council Generalized Land Use Historical Data Set



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Source: Metropolitan Council Generalized Land Use Historical Data Set



Features Affecting Development in Columbia Heights


YEAR
Features Affecting Development
2010
Acres within MUSATotal Acres
Developed Total2,145.02,145.0
Developed Land2,116.72,116.7
Wetlands (Developed)17.317.3
Areas with 18% or Greater Slope (Developed)10.510.5
Agricultural and Undeveloped Total51.051.0
Agricultural Land0.00.0
Undeveloped Land49.849.8
Wetlands (Undeveloped)0.20.2
Areas with 18% or Greater Slope (Undeveloped)0.60.6
Open Water55.055.0
Total2,251.02,251.0

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Source: Metropolitan Council Generalized Land Use Inventories, Metropolitan Urban Service Areas (MUSA), Steep Slopes, National Wetland Inventory, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Q3 Flood Zones , and Metro Wetlands and Wet Areas.



Regional Planned Land Use in Columbia Heights for 2030


Year
Planned Land Use
2030
Acres% of Total
Commercial137.16.09 %
Industrial144.76.43 %
Institutional88.23.92 %
Multifamily Residential158.77.05 %
Multi-Optional Development136.96.08 %
Park and Recreation144.06.40 %
Railway (inc. LRT)2.10.09 %
Single Family Residential1,384.061.50 %
Water54.82.43 %
Total2,250.5100.00 %

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Source: Metropolitan Council Regional Planned Land Use Data Set
Land Use Definitions (pdf)




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Source: Metropolitan Council Regional Planned Land Use Data Set
Land Use Definitions (pdf)




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Note: Cities and townships do not consistently report information on both square footage and permit value on commercial, industrial, and public and institutional building permits. View "Download Tabular Data" for more details.
Source: Metropolitan Council Commercial, Industrial, and Public and Institutional Building Permits Survey



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Note: Cities and townships do not consistently report information on both square footage and permit value on commercial, industrial, and public and institutional building permits. View "Download Tabular Data" for more details.
Source: Metropolitan Council Commercial, Industrial, and Public and Institutional Building Permits Survey




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Note: Cities and townships do not consistently report information on both square footage and permit value on commercial, industrial, and public and institutional building permits. View "Download Tabular Data" for more details.
Source: Metropolitan Council Commercial, Industrial, and Public and Institutional Building Permits Survey



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Note: Cities and townships do not consistently report information on both square footage and permit value on commercial, industrial, and public and institutional building permits. View "Download Tabular Data" for more details.
Source: Metropolitan Council Commercial, Industrial, and Public and Institutional Building Permits Survey