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Overview

Introduction to Ellsworth, Maine

Ellsworth, Maine, in Hancock county, is 109 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 201 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. There are 6,456 residents in the city.

Ellsworth History

Ellsworth was originally inhabited by the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Indians. The city was first settled in by Europeans in the early 17th century. The area was highly affected by the French and Indian War. It was permanently settled in in 1763 by the English. It was first incorporated in 1798 as Sumner. It was renamed Ellsworth in 1800. The city was named after Oliver Ellsworth, the 3rd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It became the county seat of Hancock County in 1838.

Ellsworth and nearby Attractions

  • Ellsworth Shopping Center
  • Acadia National Park
  • Colonel Black Mansion
  • Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary
  • New England Museum of Telephony
  • Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary

Things To Do In Ellsworth

One can visit the Hancock County Law Library, the New England Museum of Telephony and the Colonel Black Mansion while in the city to learn more about the region’s history. The Jesse Beach and the Hales Beach offer several recreational facilities. The Ellsworth Waterford Park and Marina, the Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary and the Stanwood Homestead Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary are popular local tourist destinations.

Ellsworth Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Ellsworth Higher Education

The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 7,804
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,743
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,466
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,849
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,121

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,068
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $773
Median House Value $183,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 22.9%
Irish 12.1%

Ellsworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 109 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 201 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04605
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.543
Longitude -68.42

Ellsworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ELLSWORTH
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Station BANGOR INTL AP
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 1,433 $42,549
Hancock 2,183 $47,042
Lamoine 1,689 $67,500
Sullivan 1,083 $45,795
Surry 1,666 $67,279
Trenton 1,555 $65,341

Ellsworth Public Libraries

Library
Ellsworth Public Library
20 STATE STREET
Ellsworth, Maine
(207) 667-6363
Library Web Site
Otis Public Library
RR 4 BOX 167AA
Ellsworth, Maine
(207) 537-2211

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Ellsworth Hospitals

MAINE COAST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
50 UNION ST
(207) 667-5311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ellsworth High Schools

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ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL
299 STATE STREET
207-667-4722
Serves 602 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

HANCOCK COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER
112 BOGGY BROOK ROAD
207-667-9729
A Vocational School

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