Ramsey County, MN

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2021 Population
549,377
0.508% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic
(DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic
(DFL) Party
2021 Median Age
35.3
0.284% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
13.2%
1.31% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$71,494
6.33% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$254,900
6.65% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
284,374
0.665% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Ramsey County, MN had a population of 549k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $71,494. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Ramsey County, MN grew from 546,598 to 549,377, a 0.508% increase and its median household income grew from $67,238 to $71,494, a 6.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ramsey County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), and White (Hispanic) (3.37%).

None of the households in Ramsey County, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Ramsey County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ramsey County, MN are University of St Thomas (3,066 degrees awarded in 2021), Metropolitan State University (2,187 degrees), and Concordia University-Saint Paul (2,080 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Ramsey County, MN was $254,900, and the homeownership rate was 60.1%.

Most people in Ramsey County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ramsey County, MN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ramsey County, MN is home to a population of 549k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 15.8% of Ramsey County, MN residents were born outside of the country (86.6k people).

In 2021, there were 4.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (331k people) in Ramsey County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 65.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2021 Citizenship
93.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.4% of Ramsey County, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Ramsey County, MN was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ramsey County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    331k ± 775
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    82k ± 973
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    65.8k ± 1.37k
7.63%
Hispanic Population
41.9k people

In 2021, there were 4.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (331k people) in Ramsey County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 65.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.63% of the people in Ramsey County, MN are hispanic (41.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ramsey County, MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    55,478 ± 5,754 people
  2. Somalia
    39,298 ± 4,850 people
  3. India
    30,033 ± 4,243 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 55,478 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 39,298 and India with 30,033.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
86.6k people
15.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
86.1k people

As of 2021, 15.8% of Ramsey County, MN residents (86.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ramsey County, MN was 15.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,592 ± 481
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,704 ± 421
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,250 ± 367

Ramsey County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ramsey County, MN employs 284k people. The largest industries in Ramsey County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,685 people), Manufacturing (35,627 people), and Educational Services (32,810 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,645), Utilities ($71,736), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,661).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,287. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

284k
2021 Value
± 3,834
0.665%
1 Year growth
± 1.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ramsey County, MN grew at a rate of 0.665%, from 282k employees to 284k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ramsey County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,667 people), Management Occupations (28,277 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,894 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

284k
2021 Value
± 3,834
0.665%
1 Year growth
± 1.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ramsey County, MN grew at a rate of 0.665%, from 282k employees to 284k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ramsey County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,685 people), Manufacturing (35,627 people), and Educational Services (32,810 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ramsey County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Ramsey County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,685
Median earning men ± $920
$39,483
Median earning women ± $537

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($69,068), Public Administration ($66,903), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,323).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($61,999), Construction ($57,434), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,261).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,674
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,245
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,900
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $9.86M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $6.5M
    Manufacturing
  3. $6.1M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $28.4B
  2. $26.2B
  3. $23.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $28.4B, followed by Electronics ($26.2B) and Precision instruments ($23.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$636B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
91% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 91% to $636B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25.1B
  2. $14.8B
  3. $14B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.1B, followed by Iowa with $14.8B and Illinois and $14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ramsey County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.1%), followed by Other (1.39%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Ramsey County, MN awarded 14,482 degrees. The student population of Ramsey County, MN in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 17,354 male students and 27,665 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ramsey County, MN are White (9,217 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (1,428 and 10.2%), Asian (1,250 and 8.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (925 and 6.62%).

The largest universities in Ramsey County, MN by number of degrees awarded are University of St Thomas (3,066 and 21.2%), Metropolitan State University (2,187 and 15.1%), and Concordia University-Saint Paul (2,080 and 14.4%).

The most popular majors in Ramsey County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (1,193 and 8.24%), Registered Nursing (596 and 4.12%), and Law (466 and 3.22%).

The median tuition costs in Ramsey County, MN are $39,920 for private four year colleges, and $8,281 and $8,281 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Ramsey County, MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 45,019 (38.5% men and 61.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 45,019 students enrolled in Ramsey County, MN, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 26,786 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 630 degrees awarded
  2. 522 degrees awarded
  3. 422 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ramsey County, MN was General Business Administration & Management with 630 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ramsey County, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,066 degrees awarded
  2. 2,187 degrees awarded
  3. 2,080 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of St Thomas with 3,066 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 5,208 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ramsey County, MN, which is 0.562 times less than the 9,274 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,217 degrees mean that there were 6.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,428 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,920) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,113) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.02M), and Some college (978k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Ramsey County, MN was $254,900 in 2021, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $239,000 to $254,900, a 6.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Ramsey County, MN is 60.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Ramsey County, MN have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ramsey County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ramsey County, MN is $71,494. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ramsey County, MN was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $208,581, followed by Census Tract 407.06 and Census Tract 406.03, with respective values of $134,306 and $126,721.

In 2022, 17.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ramsey County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.538%.

Property

$254,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,938
$129,628
Median Property Taxes
±$2,281

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ramsey County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ramsey County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.1%
Homeownership
2021
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 60.1% of the housing units in Ramsey County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 406.01
  2. Census Tract 407.06
  3. Census Tract 406.03

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ramsey County, MN was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $208,581, followed by Census Tract 407.06 and Census Tract 406.03, with respective values of $134,306 and $126,721.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ramsey County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,494
Median Household Income
± $1,405
216k
Number of Households
± 3,240

In 2021, the median household income of the 216k households in Ramsey County, MN grew to $71,494 from the previous year's value of $67,238.

The following chart displays the households in Ramsey County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ramsey County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2021, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.234% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (67.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.6%)

In 2021, 67.3% of workers in Ramsey County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ramsey County, MN have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Ramsey County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ramsey County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ramsey County, MN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ramsey County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.538%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ramsey County, MN (71k out of 536k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ramsey County, MN is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.4% of the children was living in poverty in Ramsey County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Ramsey County, MN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 43.1 per 100,000 population.

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95% of the population of Ramsey County, MN has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.673% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, MN see 919 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (919 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1111 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 216 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

919 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ramsey County, MN

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, MN see an average of 919 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (919 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ramsey County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.02%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.673%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ramsey County, MN declined by 0.156% from 5.03% to 5.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ramsey County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.5 in Ramsey County, MN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.9% in Ramsey County, MN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.94% in Ramsey County, MN.

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