2022 Citywide Survey Results
The City of Columbia Heights hired the Morris Leatherman survey company to conduct a scientific survey of the City's residents regarding public services, facilities, utilities, events, and other items important to the City and the community. The surveyors spoke with a random sample of 400 residents over three weeks in February 2022. Results were received in early March. Survey results have a +/- 5% margin of error. Surveyors would make several repeated attempts to reach any resident who was randomly selected to take the survey, and allowed residents to schedule a time that would be convenient for them to respond. The non-response rate for this survey was roughly 5 percent, well within the normal range. Some demographic adjustments are made to control for non-response discrepancies. View full results here. View a summary report with graphics here. Read a "Report of Findings" here.
Above Video: Peter Leatherman, managing partner of Morris Leatherman Co., a leading municipal survey company in Minnesota, provides a summary presentation on the 2022 Columbia Heights citywide survey results to the Columbia Heights City Council March 28, 2022.
supplemental 2022 Online survey
In late February 2022, the City of Columbia Heights posted an online survey with questions inspired by the larger citywide survey conducted by Morris Leatherman. Also, this survey asked additional open-ended questions. This was an online, opt-in survey open for two weeks and shared widely on social media for residents who wanted to provide their input but who didn't get a call from Morris Leatherman. The survey received responses from 255 current residents of Columbia Heights. All answers are provided in the link below. Because this was an online, non-scientific survey, the margin of error is not calculable. View full results of the online community survey here.
Want More Numbers? Check Out the 2020 Census Data
2020 census data for Columbia Heights can be found here. When comparing data between the survey results and the census data, please keep in mind that the surveyors only spoke with people 18 and older, whereas census takers made a head count of everyone of all ages. This can account for some demographic discrepancies. It’s also important to keep in mind that the survey has a +/-5% margin or error, and the census data has varying margins of error for each question, also, ranging from +/-1 to 3%. Margins of error for the online opt-in survey cannot be calculated.