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Ramsey County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 508,640, making it the
second-most populous county in Minnesota. Its county seat is St. Paul, which is also Minnesota's state capital. The county was founded in 1849
and is named for Alexander Ramsey (W), the first governor of the Minnesota Territory.
Ramsey County is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota, as well as one of the most densely populated counties in the United States
Named for Alexander Ramsey, first governor of Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; second mayor of St. Paul, 1855; second governor of Minnesota, 1860-63; US Senator, 1863-75; US Secretary of War, 1879-81.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Ramsey County was created on October 27, 1849 from St. Croix County. The county was named in honor of Alexander Ramsey (1815-1903), first governor of Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; second mayor of St. Paul, 1855; second governor of Minnesota, 1860-63; US Senator, 1863-75; US Secretary of War, 1879-81. The County Seat is located in Saint Paul
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 170 square miles (440 km2), of which 152 square miles (390 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (11%) is water. It is the smallest county by area in Minnesota. It has been considered completely urbanized since the 1990 United States Census.
Bordering counties are as follows: