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Columbus Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Columbus Minnesota

Location of Columbus Minnesota

Population: 
 Columbus (city)* 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,999 3,232 3,690 3,957 3,914 -43 -1.09
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 44.86 44.92 +0.06 +0.13
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 88.2 87.1 -1.1 -1.2
Housing Units -- -- -- 1,358 1,464 +106 +7.81
Households -- -- -- 1,328 1,416 +88 +6.63
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.97 2.76 -0.21 -7.07
* Columbus incorporated as a city in 2006. Statistics prior to 2006 are for Columbus Township.

Geography:

Columbus is a city in Anoka County Minnesota. Anoka County Roads 18, 19, 23, 54, and 62 are the main routes in the community. Interstate 35 splits into Interstates 35E and 35W within the southeast corner of Columbus. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.76 square miles (123.70 km2), of which, 44.92 square miles (116.34 km2) is land and 2.84 square miles (7.36 km2) is water. The elevation is 915 feet (279 meters).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,914 people, 1,416 households, and 1,119 families residing in the city. The population density was 87.1 inhabitants per square mile (33.6/km2). There were 1,464 housing units at an average density of 32.6 per square mile (12.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,416 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.0% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

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History:  

The city was formerly known as Columbus Township until September 21, 2006, when it was incorporated as the city of Columbus, in response to concerns that the adjacent city of Forest Lake was planning to annex portions of the township.

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Government:
Columbus City Hall
16319 Kettle River Blvd.
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-3120
Fax: (651) 464-5922

Hours:
Mo, Tu, Th Fr 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesdays  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Columbus City Hall, Columbus Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Jesse Preiner
8220 Lake Drive NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 464-3120
City Administrator/Clerk appointed Elizabeth Mursko
16319 Kettle River Blvd.
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 419-9011
Council Member 12/31/2022 Shelly Logren
14063 Furman Street NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 464-7482
Council Member 12/31/2022 Janet Hegland
14025 Julliard Street NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 301-1757
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jeff Duraine
18319 Bender Street NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 464-0310
Council Member 12/31/2020 Denny Peterson
5430 197th Avenue NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Email (651) 464-8543

Post Office:
US Post Office
78 6th Avenue SW
Forest Lake, MN
55025-1574
Phone:
(651) 464-1353
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (651) 464-0070

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
     8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Forest Lake Post Office

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy (763) 323-2650
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater City of Columbus (651) 464-3120
Water City of Columbus (651) 464-3120
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Midcontinent Cable (800) 888-1300

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Columbus Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Columbus Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Health Care:

none locally, hospitals and clinics in Forest Lake


Schools:
served by Forest Lake schools

Churches: 
Centennial Church
14854 Lake Drive NE
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 368-9500

Pastor:  Dan Van Loon
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

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Centennial Church, Columbus Minnesota
Crossroads Church
17445 Notre Dame Street
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-2195

Pastor:  Brad Friedlein
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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Crossroads Church, Columbus Minnesota
Hope Free Lutheran Church
18323 Lexington Avenue N
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-7909

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  10:15 am

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Hope Free Lutheran Church, Columbus Minnesota
Iglesia Manantial de Vida
9511 W Broadway
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 300-9595

Pastor:  William y Coral Zelaya
Sunday Worship:   2:15 pm

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Iglesia Manantial de Vida, Columbus Minnesota
Immanuel Baptist Church
9511 W Broadway Avenue
Columbus, MN 55025
Phone: (651) 464-7504

Pastor:  Matt Ragain
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Immanuel Baptist Church, Columbus Minnesota

Media:

Served by Forest Lake and Twin Cities media


Motels:

none


Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

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Businesses:

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