Communications & Public Relations Metrics

The Communications & Public Relations department publishes metrics on the usage and reach of the county's websites and social media channels on a monthly basis. Tracking this data allows us to measure our growth in online engagement. Our public website, and social media are important tools for sharing information about county services, programs and news with our residents, businesses and visitors. To learn more about department performance, view the Communications & Public Relations performance measures.


We track pageviews of, RamseyNet (our employee intranet) other county websites to monitor web traffic and trends.
Please note: Due to a recent upgrade of our analytics tracking service, we have temporarily lost the ability to track external-only traffic. As a result, some data might not be reflected in our reports at this time. We are  working to correct this and expect to reinstate full tracking functionality soon.

Followers, subscribers and users

We track the number of social media followers, email update subscribers and website users to monitor engagement and audience growth.
Instagram subscribers were not tracked from January to June 2020.

Open Data Portal

Please note: The large influx of users reported in the graph 'Open Data Portal Users' are assumed to be inauthentic. There was no known external factors that would contribute to such a large spike of users in September, 2023. Additionally, the metadata behind the data shows abnormal behavior.

Ramsey County Courthouse and Union Depot Tours

We track the amount of participants who tour the Ramsey County Courthouse and Union Depot to monitor community engagement.

Data categories