Introduction to Ellettsville, Indiana

Ellettsville, Indiana, in Monroe county, is 7 miles NW of Bloomington, Indiana and 44 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Bloomington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,078 people in Ellettsville.

Ellettsville History

Ellettsville was named in honor of Edward Elletts, a local tavern owner. The community was established in 1837 and incorporated in 1866. The limestone industry played an important role in the town's economic and social growth and development. Most of the schools, churches and government buildings in the town were made of limestone. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, limestone from Ellettsville was used to rebuild the Pentagon.

Ellettsville and nearby Attractions

  • William Hammond Mathers Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site
  • Monroe County Historical Museum
  • Middle Fork State Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Ellettsville

The Monroe County Historical Museum, the Indiana University Art Museum and the William Hammond Mathers Museum are the local museums. Artist Theodore Clement Steele's estate, which is now a historic site, is close to Ellettsville as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at Cascades Golf Course, the Salt Creek Golf Retreat or at the Martinsville Golf Club. The Middle Fork State Wildlife Refuge, the North Fork State Wildlife Refuge, the Indianapolis Zoo and the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area are some of the other popular attractions in the area. The Monroe Reservoir, the largest lake and recreational area in Indiana, is located about 15 miles from Ellettsville. The community hosts the Monroe County Fall Festival every year. This festival features games, talent contests, a parade, food and live entertainment.

Ellettsville Transportation

Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.

Ellettsville Higher Education

Depauw University, Butler University and Indiana University-Bloomington are all accessible from Ellettsville.


Total Population 6,434
Male Share of the Population 44.2%
Female Share of the Population 55.8%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,152
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,609
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $122,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ellettsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Monroe
Metro Area Bloomington
Standard Zip Codes 47429
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.233
Longitude -86.625

Ellettsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 38 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomington 82,813 $55,326
Gosport 740 $51,375
Martinsville 11,739 $41,574
Paragon 791 $42,656
Spencer 2,374 $37,609
Stinesville 183 $32,813

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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