Ellsworth, Minnesota

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Ellsworth, Minnesota

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High Points

Ellsworth strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ellsworth Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ellsworth Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Ellsworth, Minnesota

Comparing Ellsworth to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
College Educated Adults 3 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Ellsworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Nobles
Standard Zip Codes 56129
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.518
Longitude -96.018

Ellsworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Ellsworth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 540 100%
Male 251 46.5%
Female 289 53.5%
Under 18 120 22.2%
18+ 420 77.8%
65+ 163 30.2%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.91
White 534 98.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Ellsworth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 521
Growth -19
Growth % -3.5%

Ellsworth Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 63.6%
US/American 9.9%
Dutch 7.6%
Irish 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Norwegian 3.3%
Italian 2%
Swedish 1.3%
English 1.3%
Welsh 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ellsworth 540 $33,438
Adrian 1,234 $44,125
Lismore 238 $40,139
Luverne 4,617 $46,745
Magnolia 221 $36,500
Rushmore 376 $40,000
Steen 182 $43,125
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Ellsworth High Schools (2004)

Serves 108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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