Ramsey, MN
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Ramsey is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,828 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ramsey is the 40th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Ramsey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ramsey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ramsey is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ramsey who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), management occupations (11.90%), and sales jobs (10.25%).

Also of interest is that Ramsey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Ramsey is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ramsey’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Ramsey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ramsey use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ramsey‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of people in Ramsey who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.32% of adults in Ramsey have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ramsey in 2010 was $33,639, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,556 for a family of four.

The people who call Ramsey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ramsey residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ramsey include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ramsey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.