Columbia Heights, Minnesota Population 2020

21,437

Columbia Heights is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 21,437, it is the 53rd largest city in Minnesota and the 1751st largest city in the United States. Columbia Heights is currently growing at a rate of 2.23% annually and its population has increased by 9.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,496 in 2010. Columbia Heights reached it's highest population of 23,997 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Columbia Heights has a population density of 6,326 people per square mile.

The average household income in Columbia Heights is $66,324 with a poverty rate of 13.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $951 per month, and the median house value is $169,600. The median age in Columbia Heights is 37 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.8 males.

Columbia Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Columbia Heights was:

  • White: 64.65%
  • Black or African American: 17.44%
  • Two or more races: 5.86%
  • Asian: 5.80%
  • Other race: 4.80%
  • Native American: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Columbia Heights, Minnesota is 21,437, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,503.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,496.

Columbia Heights, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,90364.65%
Black or African American3,48117.44%
Two or More Races1,1705.86%
Asian1,1585.80%
Some Other Race9584.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native2691.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.10%

Columbia Heights Population Pyramid 2020

Columbia Heights Median Age

37


Total

35.7


Male

39.4


Female

Columbia Heights Adults

There are 15,717 adults, (3,134 of whom are seniors) in Columbia Heights.

Columbia Heights Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia Heights Sex Ratio

Female

9,987

50.04%

Male

9,971

49.96%

Columbia Heights Households and Families

Columbia Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Columbia Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All65.3%34.7%
Male58.3%41.7%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Female42.9%57.1%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0192.4765.3
Non Family3,6001.3157.4
Married2,9313.3484.9
Female1,1793.6142.9
Male3093.5158.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Columbia Heights Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8085.76%
9th to 12th Grade7265.18%
High School Graduate4,37231.18%
Some College3,14722.44%
Associates Degree1,47610.53%
Bachelors Degree2,39717.09%
Graduate Degree1,0967.82%

Columbia Heights Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6659,0562,593
Black1,9881,744394
Hispanic1,115625131
Asian791597337
Other Race49935151
Multiple Races43634161
Native American2051656
Islander13138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,896$40,214$31,886
Less Than High School$25,256$26,783$18,611
High School Grad$28,349$32,073$24,104
Some College$36,498$42,163$30,301
Bachelors Degree$45,095$46,910$43,226
Graduate Degree$54,638$73,750$54,089

$35,896

Average Earnings

$40,214

Average Male

$31,886

Average Female

Columbia Heights Language

Columbia Heights Language by Age

Columbia Heights Language

77.85% of Columbia Heights residents speak only English, while 22.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.77% of the population.

Columbia Heights Poverty

Columbia Heights Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,4701,17633.89%
White11,9498056.74%
Hispanic2,03432916.18%
Multiple1,17020817.78%
Other94410811.44%
Asian1,158675.79%
Native266269.77%

13.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.07%

Male Poverty Rate

13.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia Heights is Black, with 33.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia Heights is Asian, with 5.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.04%
High School9.76%
Some College9.15%
Bachelors or Greater1.95%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.76%
Female Unemployed12.04%
Female Employed7.34%
Male Employed6.85%

Columbia Heights Income

Columbia Heights Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,393$66,324
Families$64,278$75,366
Married Families$74,143-
Non Families$39,838$51,313

Columbia Heights Marital Status

Columbia Heights Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia Heights Married by Age and Sex

Columbia Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Columbia Heights Marital Status by Race

Columbia Heights Veterans

963

Number of Veterans

885

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam321
Korea126
Second Gulf War114
First Gulf War100
World War II45
Name Veterans % of Total
White8807.97%
Indian3013.39%
Hispanic181.28%
Black180.79%
2 or More172.90%
Asian131.34%
Hawaiian531.25%

$Columbia Heights Veterans by Education

2.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia Heights Employment Status

70.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia Heights Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.07%

Born in Minnesota

83.22%

Native Born

16.78%

Foreign Born

7.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.22% of Columbia Heights residents were born in the United States, with 62.07% having been born in Minnesota. 7.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,4374672.23%
201920,9704672.28%
201820,5033051.51%
201720,1984672.37%
201619,731210.11%
201519,710330.17%
201419,677260.13%
201319,651-5-0.03%
201219,6561090.56%
201119,547460.24%
201019,5019810.52%
200018,520-390-0.21%
199018,910-1,119-0.57%
198020,029-3,968-1.79%
197023,9976,4643.19%
196017,5339,3587.93%
19508,1752,1403.08%
19406,0354220.73%
19305,6132,6456.58%
19202,9680.00%