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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Columbia Heights is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 19,958. Columbia Heights is in Anoka County. Living in Columbia Heights offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbia Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Columbia Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About Columbia Heights...
Population
19,958

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Columbia Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    85.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    298.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,718.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    369.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Columbia Heights

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,393
National
$55,322
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In my experience, Columbia Heights is a great neighborhood. The community is very diverse and it offers many opportunities or getting involved. The high school has several ties to the community through volunteer based programs such as National Honor Society and KEY Club. The residents of Columbia Heights are very supportive of each other and will stand strong together whether they be faced with intolerant people on the school board, or protests against a school referendum that will do the students a lot of good. The properties are all great and the school district is superb.
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I like the small town feel of Columbia Heights, all the public education schools are relatively close to one another which generated a lot of friendships even with the distance. I also love the small businesses that are around the heart of heights my father even has his own business.
I've lived in Columbia Heights all my life, and wouldn't change it for anything. The school district is very diverse, and some of the best teachers and staff available to Minneapolis school districts. The 2 mile by 2 mile city, engulfs another city, even smaller, Hilltop. Everyone in the town is very friendly, and past alumni stick around and send their own kids to multi-award winning school district. There are also scholarships available for every extracurricular activity in Heights, making them available to everyone. The town hall, hosts many teen organized trips and summer programs, along with sports teams.