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Ellsworth, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Ellsworth had a population of 2,854 as of July 1, 2017. Ellsworth ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ellsworth is located at latitude 38.7328 and longitude -98.2285 in Ellsworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellsworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ellsworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The City of Ellsworth (GNIS ID: 485570) 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 Ellsworth 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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Ellsworth, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,854
Daytime Population: Workers 1,594
Daytime Population: Residents 1,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,057
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,947
Population in Familes 1,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 907
Population Density2 1,175
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $45,315
Average Household Income $62,708
Per Capita Income $23,045


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $99,134
Average Home Value $113,489


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 558
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 -1.22% -1.0%
Households -1.69% -1.47%
Families -1.85% -1.55%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Ellsworth, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellsworth 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 # 95 86th
Population Density # 190 72nd
Diversity Index # 96 86th
Median Household Income # 435 35th
Per Capita Income # 537 20th

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