Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is determined by the city in which it is located. Columbia Heights has a median home value of around $160,827 and the median cost of rent is $1,115 per month per month. The rent burden for Columbia Heights is around 21.0% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 50.3% are female and 49.7% are male. The median age of Columbia Heights is 36 years old. The total population of Columbia Heights consists of 20,254 people. Columbia Heights has a population density of 2,307 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Columbia Heights, 8.1% do not have health insurance, 12.6% have some form of disability, 69.2% participate in the labor force, and 7.0% consider themselves widows. In Columbia Heights, 7.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Columbia Heights 7.3% have a graduate degree, 31.5% have a high-school diploma, and 22.2% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Columbia Heights is 5.9% Asian, 5.5% other or not specified, 10.2% Hispanic, 64.1% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 18.1% black, 1.3% Native American, and 4.9% mixed race.
An overview of Minnesota
In terms of resources, Minnesota has a cost of living index of 101.5, a grocery index rating of 106.7, and a housing index rating of 88.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Minnesota is ranked 3rd in quality of life and 10th in healthcare. The state of Minnesota has 140 hospitals and 61 health centers, providing care to a population of 5,654,535. Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing, and Alomere Health are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Minnesota is ranked 3rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty-four percent of Minnesota residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,953 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-19%, Mainline Protestant-29%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Minnesota there are 170 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Minnesota residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Minnesota ranks 27th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 67F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 42F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 13F. The average high winter temperature is around 33F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -11F in the month of January. On average, the state receives 2.37 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.59 inches. On average, Minnesota has an air quality index rating of around 34.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 42.7 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 70%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 80%. While residents of Minnesota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Minnesota can include floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of black cherry, juniper, black and white spruce, and hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the horned lark, the eastern phoebe, the trumpeter swans, or the timber wolves. The state animal of Minnesota is the eastern timber wolf.