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Ramsey County, Minnesota
Seal of Ramsey County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Ramsey County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Paul
Largest city St. Paul
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

170 sq mi (440 km²)
156 sq mi (403 km²)
14 sq mi (37 km²), 8.44%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

501,428
3,281/sq mi (1,267/km²)
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Named for Alexander Ramsey
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.ramsey.mn.us

Ramsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849[1] As of 2000, the population was 511,035. Its county seat is St. Paul,[2] which is also Minnesota's state capital. The county is named for Alexander Ramsey (W), the first governor of the Minnesota Territory. It is the smallest county in Minnesota in terms of area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 170 square miles (441 km²), of which 156 square miles (403 km²) is land and 14 square miles (37 km²) (8.44%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 2,227
1860 12,150 445.6%
1870 23,085 90.0%
1880 45,890 98.8%
1890 139,796 204.6%
1900 170,554 22.0%
1910 223,675 31.1%
1920 244,554 9.3%
1930 286,721 17.2%
1940 309,935 8.1%
1950 355,332 14.6%
1960 422,525 18.9%
1970 476,255 12.7%
1980 459,784 −3.5%
1990 485,765 5.7%
2000 511,035 5.2%
Est. 2008 501,428 −1.9%
Source: [3][4]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 511,035 people, 201,236 households, and 119,936 families residing in the county. The population density was 3,281 people per square mile (1,267/km²). There were 206,448 housing units at an average density of 1,325 per square mile (512/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.37% White, 7.61% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 8.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. 5.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.2% were of German, 8.8% Norwegian, 8.7% Irish and 6.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 201,236 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.40% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,722, and the median income for a family was $57,747. Males had a median income of $39,806 versus $30,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,536. About 7.40% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

County Commissioners

As of August 2008

  • District 1: Tony Bennett
  • District 2: Jan Parker (chair)
  • District 3: Janice Rettman
  • District 4: Toni Carter
  • District 5: Rafael Ortega
  • District 6: Jim McDonough
  • District 7: Victoria Reinhardt

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Based in another county, but partially extending into Ramsey County.
‡ A small part of this city extends into Washington County.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota Government Series, State Counties". Minnesota House of Representatives. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No33.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-18.  .
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Forstall, Richard (1995-03-27). "MINNESOTA: Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/mn190090.txt. Retrieved 2009-09-15.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 45°01′N 93°06′W / 45.02°N 93.10°W / 45.02; -93.10


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Ramsey County, Minnesota
Map
File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Ramsey County.png
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the USA highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded October 27, 1849 [1]
Seat St. Paul
Largest City St. Paul
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 8.44%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

511035
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.ramsey.mn.us
Named for: Alexander Ramsey

Ramsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1849[2]. As of 2000, the population was 511,035. Its county seat is St. Paul6, which is also Minnesota's state capital. The county is named for Alexander Ramsey (W), the first governor of the Minnesota Territory. It is the smallest county in Minnesota in terms of area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 441 km² (170 sq mi). 403 km² (156 sq mi) of it is land and 37 km² (14 sq mi) of it (8.44%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 511,035 people, 201,236 households, and 119,936 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,267/km² (3,281/sq mi). There were 206,448 housing units at an average density of 512/km² (1,325/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.37% White, 7.61% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 8.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.45% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. 5.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.2% were of German, 8.8% Norwegian, 8.7% Irish and 6.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 201,236 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.40% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,722, and the median income for a family was $57,747. Males had a median income of $39,806 versus $30,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,536. About 7.40% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

County Commissioners

As of August 2006

  • District 1: Tony Bennett (chair)
  • District 2: Jan Parker
  • District 3: Janice Rettman
  • District 4: Toni Carter
  • District 5: Rafael Ortega
  • District 6: Jim McDonough
  • District 7: Victoria Reinhardt

Cities and towns

Cities Townships

† Based in another county, but partially extending into Ramsey County.
‡ A small part of this city extends into Washington County.

External links


Coordinates: 45°01′N 93°06′W / 45.02, -93.10


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