Ramsey, Minnesota

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This article is about the city in Anoka County. For the unincorporated community in southern Minnesota named Ramsey, see Ramsey, Mower County, Minnesota.
For the county, see Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Ramsey
City
Ramsey, Minnesota
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
Government
 • Mayor Sarah Strommen
Area[1]
 • Total 29.79 sq mi (77.16 km2)
 • Land 28.81 sq mi (74.62 km2)
 • Water 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 23,668
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 24,935
 • Density 821.5/sq mi (317.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55303
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-53026
GNIS feature ID 0659677[4]
Website City of Ramsey

Ramsey is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 23,668 at the 2010 census.[5] It is a northern 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.

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

District No. 28 School, later the Ramsey Town Hall, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 10,093
1990 12,408 22.9%
2000 18,510 49.2%
2010 23,668 27.9%
Est. 2013 24,935 5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 23,668 people, 8,033 households, and 6,484 families residing 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 18,510 people, 5,906 households, and 5,102 families residing in the city. The population density was 642.9 people per square mile (248.2/km²). There were 5,946 housing units at an average density of 206.5 per square mile (79.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.80% White, 0.31% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 5,906 households out of which 49.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $68,988, and the median income for a family was $70,926. Males had a median income of $43,898 versus $31,212 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,057. About 1.3% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The current mayor of Ramsey is Sarah Strommen.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sarah Strommen, Mayor of Ramsey". City of Ramsey. 2013-02-24. 

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