Ellis, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellis, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Ellis had a population of 2,001 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ellis is located at latitude 38.9348 and longitude -99.5569 in Ellis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The City of Ellis (GNIS ID: 485569) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ellis, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,001
Daytime Population: Workers 617
Daytime Population: Residents 956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 1,953
Population in Familes 1,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 1,217
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $47,133
Average Household Income $59,377
Per Capita Income $24,985


Total Housing Units 959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $99,156
Average Home Value $119,359


Total Households 841
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.29%
Households -0.43% -0.29%
Families -0.35% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Ellis, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellis to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 82nd
Population Density # 179 73rd
Diversity Index # 487 28th
Median Household Income # 399 41st
Per Capita Income # 412 39th

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