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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Ramsey County is located in Minnesota with a population of 537,893. Ramsey County is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. In Ramsey County, most residents own their homes. In Ramsey County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ramsey County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ramsey County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$208,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$934
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Ramsey County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    256.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    640.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,435.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    540.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Ramsey County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,301
National
$55,322

Ramsey County Reviews

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Great place to live! I have lived in Ramsey county for three years and absoulty love it. The area by the University of St. Thomas and Grand Avenue is full of bars and restaurants, museums, shopping, and literally anything you can think of.
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I grew up in Ramsey county and loved it. As a upper-middle class white family we felt very comfortable and well off. However, it is not very diverse. There are different areas with varying majority racial groups but very little mingling. I always felt safe growing up and I could always get myself to anywhere I might need to go either via bicycle or the amazing public transit system.
I've lived in the different areas of Ramsey county but they've all were, what you would call the "bad side of town". In the different neighborhoods I've moved into, I've witnessed shootings and unsafe situations. But there are other parts of Ramsey that are great and polished. The schools are fairly good and Ramsey if filled with various nationalities, bringing forth a greatly diverse community.