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Ramsey
Ramsey Municipal Center, June 2009
Ramsey Municipal Center, June 2009
Location of the city of Ramseywithin Anoka County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Ramsey
within Anoka County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°15′39″N 93°26′33″W / 45.26083°N 93.44250°W / 45.26083; -93.44250Coordinates: 45°15′39″N 93°26′33″W / 45.26083°N 93.44250°W / 45.26083; -93.44250
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Anoka
Area
 • Total 29.83 sq mi (77.27 km2)
 • Land 28.85 sq mi (74.73 km2)
 • Water 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 23,668
 • Estimate 
(2019)
27,721
 • Density 960.80/sq mi (370.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55303
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-53026
GNIS feature ID 0659677
Website City of Ramsey

Ramsey is a suburb 22 miles (35 km) north-northwest of downtown Minneapolis in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 23,668 at the 2010 census. It is a northwest suburb of the Twin Cities.

U.S. Highways 10 / 169 (co-signed) and State Highway 47 are two of the main routes, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in Ramsey.

History

Ramsey was named for Alexander Ramsey, first Territorial Governor of Minnesota.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.79 square miles (77.16 km2), of which, 28.81 square miles (74.62 km2) is land and 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2) is water. Ramsey borders the cities of Anoka, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Dayton, and Elk River.

Demographics

District 28 School 3
District No. 28 School, later the Ramsey Town Hall, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 192
1870 265 38.0%
1880 387 46.0%
1890 398 2.8%
1900 490 23.1%
1910 601 22.7%
1920 609 1.3%
1930 522 −14.3%
1940 583 11.7%
1950 670 14.9%
1960 1,179 76.0%
1970 2,536 115.1%
1980 10,093 298.0%
1990 12,408 22.9%
2000 18,510 49.2%
2010 23,668 27.9%
2019 (est.) 27,721 17.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 23,668 people, 8,033 households, and 6,484 families living in the city. The population density was 821.5 inhabitants per square mile (317.2/km2). There were 8,302 housing units at an average density of 288.2 per square mile (111.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 2.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 8,033 households, of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.3% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 6.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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