Ramsey is a village in Fayette County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2010 census.
The village was named after Alexander Ramsey (1815–1903), an American politician, second governor of Minnesota.
Ramsey is located in northwestern Fayette County at 39°8′38″N 89°6′36″W (39.143884, -89.110012). U.S. Route 51 passes through the center of town, leading north 17 miles (27 km) to Pana and south 13 miles (21 km) to Vandalia, the county seat.
According to the 2010 census, Ramsey has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.
At the 2000 census, there were 1,056 people, 441 households and 287 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,048.7 per square mile (403.7/km2). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 478.7 per square mile (184.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.24% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.
There were 441 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.