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Ramsey, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Ramsey had a population of 25,259 as of July 1, 2016. Ramsey ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ramsey is located at latitude 45.2601 and longitude -93.4526 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ramsey (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Ramsey (GNIS ID: 2396311) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ramsey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ramsey: City of Ramsey.

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Ramsey, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,259
Population in Households 25,252
Population in Familes 22,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 877
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 8,676
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 6,950
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,862 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 814 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $229,304
Average Home Value $251,739


Median Household Income $84,122
Average Household Income $98,732
Per Capita Income $33,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.07%
Households 1.24% 1.19%
Families 1.12% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ramsey, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ramsey to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 96th
Population Density1 # 334 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 225 75th
Median Household Income # 64 93rd
Per Capita Income # 157 83rd

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