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Time Zone: Ramsey County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Saint Paul is the Seat for Ramsey County. Saint Paul is also the capital of Minnesota.

Ramsey County was founded in 1849.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ramsey had a population of 506,278 people. This is a decrease of 0.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 511,035 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ramsey represented 10.39% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010508,640-0.47%+0.47% since 2009
2009506,278-0.93%+0.72% since 2008
2008502,658-1.64%+0.65% since 2007
2000511,035The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ramsey County Census Page for Ramsey County.


Below are some of the communities located in Ramsey County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ramsey County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Saint Paul   281,253287,1512.05% decrease  
Maplewood   36,76234,9475.19% increase  
Roseville   33,22033,6901.4% decrease  
Shoreview   25,47325,9241.74% decrease  
White Bear Lake   24,36024,3250.14% increase  

Websites for Ramsey County

Official Website:   www.co.ramsey.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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