Ramsey
Ramsey Municipal Center, June 2009
Ramsey Municipal Center, June 2009
Location of the city of Ramsey within 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; -93.44250
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyAnoka
Founded1850
IncorporatedNovember 12, 1974
Government
 • MayorMark Kuzma
Area
 • Total29.84 sq mi (77.28 km2)
 • Land28.86 sq mi (74.74 km2)
 • Water0.98 sq mi (2.55 km2)
Elevation883 ft (269 m)
Population
 • Total27,646
 • Estimate 
(2022)[4]
28,333
 • Density958.07/sq mi (369.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55303
Area code763
FIPS code27-53026
GNIS feature ID2396311[2]
Websiteci.ramsey.mn.us

Ramsey is a suburban city 22 miles (35 km) north-northwest of downtown Minneapolis in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 27,646 at the 2020 census.[3] 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

Further information: Itasca Village

The first settlers in Ramsey were Thomas A. Holmes and James Beatty who built the Old Log Trading Post in 1849 at the location. [5] Itasca Village was later platted in 1852. The village contained the first post office in Anoka County and a station on the Northern Pacific Railroad. [6] The Itasca Village went abandoned soon after the removal of the Winnebago Indians in the area. In 1857 the first township was created named Watertown, it would later change to Dover, and finally Ramsey. [7] Ramsey was incorporated on November 12, 1976 with a population of about 8,000 people.

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.[8] Ramsey borders the cities of Andover, Anoka, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Dayton, and Elk River.

Demographics

District No. 28 School, later the Ramsey Town Hall, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1860192
187026538.0%
188038746.0%
18903982.8%
190049023.1%
191060122.7%
19206091.3%
1930522−14.3%
194058311.7%
195067014.9%
19601,17976.0%
19702,536115.1%
198010,093298.0%
199012,40822.9%
200018,51049.2%
201023,66827.9%
202027,64616.8%
2022 (est.)28,333[4]2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2020 Census[3]

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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 18,510 people, 5,906 households, and 5,102 families living in the city. The population density was 642.9 inhabitants 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

The current mayor of Ramsey is Mark Kuzma.[10]

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ramsey, Minnesota
  3. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2022". United States Census Bureau. June 4, 2023. Retrieved June 4, 2023.
  5. ^ Atwood, George. "The Old Village of Itaska". Anoka County Historical Society. Retrieved February 20, 2023.
  6. ^ Berthel, Mary (June 1948). Horns of Thunder. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 116. ISBN 9780873515184. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  7. ^ "About Ramsey". City of Ramsey. City of Ramsey. Retrieved December 9, 2023.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "City Council - Ramsey, MN". City of Ramsey.