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The Cities and communities of Ramsey County, Minnesota *

Arden Hills

Bald Eagle, Bellaire

Falcon Heights

Gem Lake

Lauderdale, Little Canada

Maplewood, Mounds View

New Brighton, North Oaks, North St Paul

Roseville

Shoreview, St Paul

Vadnais Heights

White Bear Beach, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township

 

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Ramsey County, Minnesota

Government

Ramsey County homepage
15 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1635
Phone: 651-266-8350

The county is governed by a seven member board of commissioners. A county manager, hired by the commission, runs the day to day workings of the city. The county is the only one in Minnesota (as of 2004) to be governed by Home Rule. Rather than a charter, the others are governed by state statutes. A charter is somewhat like a constitution in purpose.

Population:

1990 - 485,783
1991 - 485,937
1992 - 483,204
1993 - 485,982
1994 - 484,458
1995 - 483,234
1996 - 483,065
1997 - 483,136
1998 - 484,532
2000 - 511,035

Density:
2000 - 3,281 persons per square mile

Location:

Ramsey County is located in eastern Minnesota. It is next to its sister city, Minneapolis. It is quite close to the Wisconsin border and the Mississippi River.

Here is a map page for St Paul

Climate:

National Weather Service page for Ramsey County

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Income: $45,722 (2000)
Per Capita Income: $35,237 (2000)

History:

Ramsey County was founded on 27 October 1849. It was one of the original nine counties in Minnesota Territory when the territory was founded in March of 1849. Once including areas that would become Anoka, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Aitkin county, it is now the state's smallest county. St Paul was the original county seat and Territorial Capital. It has been the only capital city for the State of Minnesota.

The county was named for Alexander Ramsey, the first Governor of the Territory. He was appointed as governor by President Zachary Taylor on 2 April. He was also the second mayor of St. Paul. His home in St Paul is now a historic site operated by the Minnesota Historical Society

Here is a brief history page

Geography:

Total area: 441 square miles
Total Land area: 156 square miles
Total water area: 14 square miles

Latitude: 45.03
Longitude: 93.08

Genealogy:

US GenWeb page for Ramsey County

Birth & Death records in the county

Cemeteries in Ramsey County

Libraries:

Ramsey County Libraries
Administrative offices:
Phone: 651-486-2200
Fax: 651-486-2220

Schools:

Schools in the county

Economy:

Here is an economic profile for the county
This is the 1997 economic census data for Ramsey County

Organizations & Groups:

Ramsey County Historical Society
323 Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota. 55102
Phone: (651) 222-0701
Fax: (651) 223-8539

Attractions & Other Information:

Natural Resources in the county

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