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The City of Ramsey had a population of 27,451 as of July 1, 2021. 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 45.2611 and longitude -93.45 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ramsey 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 873 feet.

The City of Ramsey 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ramsey: City of Ramsey.

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Ramsey, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 27,451 (100%)
Population in Households 27,444 (100.0%)
Population in Families 24,121 (87.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 951
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $100,267
Average Household Income $115,222
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $39,594
Wealth Index5 130


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,365 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,068 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $293,510
Average Home Value $315,595
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 9,433
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 7,486
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.33% 1.15%
Households 1.44% 1.21%
Families 1.29% 1.11%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   1.36%

Ramsey, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ramsey to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 36 96th
Population Density # 304 66th
Median Household Income # 69 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 538 60th
Per Capita Income # 135 85th
Diversity Index # 184 80th

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