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The 2000 Census showed that Ramsey County had a population of 12,066 people. This represented 1.88% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ramsey had a population of 11,240 people. This is a decrease of 6.85% since the 2000 Census.

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
201011,451-5.1%+1.88% since 2009
200911,240-6.85%-0.43% since 2008
200811,288-6.45%+0.58% since 2007
200611,227-6.95%-0.56% since 2005
200511,290-6.43%-1.1% since 2004
200411,415-5.4%-1.08% since 2003
200311,540-4.36%-2.05% since 2002
200211,782-2.35%-0.36% since 2001
200111,824-2.01%-2.01% since 2000
200012,066The Last Census

Ramsey County had 5,729 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ramsey County has a total area<3> of 1,300 square miles [3,369 km²]. Of this total, 1,184 square miles [3,068 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (8.92%) being water (116 square miles [300.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ramsey County had a population density of 10.18 people per square mile [3.93 people/km²], making it the state's 9th most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Ramsey County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ramsey and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Ramsey County QuickFact (QF-38071).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Ramsey County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Devils LakeQF-38194206,7117,222-7.08%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Ramsey County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BensonQF-38005   W6,9106,964-0.78%
CavalierQF-38019   N3,6994,831-23.43%
NelsonQF-38063   SE3,1293,715-15.77%
TownerQF-38095   NW2,2092,876-23.19%
WalshQF-38099   E10,79812,389-12.84%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Ramsey. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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