The 2021 summer scholars team (Ava, Linnea, Victoria & Calyn), used historic census data from 1910-1940 to look at the concentration of Black residents in Ramsey County. The data is organized by enumeration districts — a geographic area that was assigned to a census taker and roughly can be thought of as a neighborhood.

The bar graph shows that in 1910 approximately 1/3 of neighborhoods had no Black residents and by 1940 this had doubled such that fully 2/3 of neighborhoods had no Black residents. This shows that segregation was worsening in Ramsey County over this time period — presumably due to racial covenants and other forms of housing discrimination.This map shows the share of Black residents in each enumeration district in 1940.

Due to pandemic restrictions we have not been able to access enumeration maps for earlier years yet.

Neighborhood Fact Sheets

These fact sheets use data from the Opportunity Atlas and census data more generally to provide summary statistics at the neighborhood level. Neighborhoods are organized by district council. We will continue to add neighborhood data in the coming months.

District 1

Battle Creek, Conway, East View, Highwood Hills

District 2

Greater East Side

District 3

West Side

District 4

Dayton’s Bluff

District 5


District 6

North End

District 7

Frogtown (Thomas-Dale)

District 8


District 9

West Seventh/Fort

District 10

Como Park

District 11

Hamline Midway

District 12

Saint Anthony Park

District 13

Union Park

District 14


District 15

Highland Park

District 16

Summit Hill

District 17


Surrounding Suburbs

Coming Soon