Ramsey County, Minnesota

county in Minnesota, United States of America

Ramsey County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, 508,640 people lived there,[1] making it the second-most populous county in Minnesota. The county seat is Saint Paul,[2] 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.[3]


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 163.