More than 525,000 Minnesotans make their homes in Ramsey County. Located in the heart of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, it is the second-most populous county in Minnesota with about 10 percent of the state’s residents. Ramsey County was established on October 27, 1849, one of the original counties of the Minnesota Territory.
Predominantly urban, Ramsey is Minnesota’s smallest and most densely populated county, spanning 152 square miles. Ramsey County communities are nationally known as attractive, livable places rich in history, diversity and opportunity.
Ramsey County includes all or part of the following cities: Saint Paul (the state capital and county seat), Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, Saint Anthony, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Lake Township.
A vibrant community where all are valued and thrive.
A county of excellence working with you to enhance our quality of life.
Strengthen individual, family and community health, safety and well-being through effective safety-net services, innovative programming, prevention and early intervention, and environmental stewardship.
Cultivate economic prosperity and invest in neighborhoods with concentrated financial poverty through proactive leadership and inclusive initiatives that engage all communities in decisions about our future.
Enhance access to opportunity and mobility for all residents and businesses through connections to education, employment and economic development throughout our region.
Model fiscal accountability, transparency and strategic investments through professional operations and financial management.
Ramsey County's departments are organized into four Service Teams and a Strategic Team. The Health and Wellness Service Team includes the Financial Assistance Services and Social Services Departments, and others.
When you volunteer for Ramsey County, you are doing more than a good deed. You are developing skills, learning more about career options and meeting new friends and contacts, all while making a positive impact on your community.
More than 525,000 Minnesotans make their homes in Ramsey County. Located in the heart of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, it is the second-most populous county in Minnesota with about 10 percent of the state’s residents…!-->