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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,501
Male Share of the Population43.9%
Female Share of the Population56.1%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+3,233
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$33,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,336
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,779

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,884
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$700
Median House Value$120,900

Ancestry

German29.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish15.6%
English11.1%
Italian4.5%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2.3%
Belgian2.3%
Swedish1.5%
Arab1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Swiss0.9%
Moroccan0.9%
Polish0.6%
Greek0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Ellettsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes47429
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.23
Approximate Longitude-86.62

Ellettsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLOOMINGTON INDIANA UNIV
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationSPENCER
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationCOLUMBUS
Distance38 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomington83,093$59,960
Gosport716$48,594
Martinsville11,714$47,642
Paragon693$42,250
Spencer2,281$41,950
Stinesville232$47,083

Ellettsville Public Schools

Edgewood Early Childhood Cntr
8045 W Sr 46
ZIP: 47429
(812) 876-6325
Primary
Total Enrollment 103
Edgewood High School
601 S Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 47429
(812) 876-2277
High
Total Enrollment 819
Edgewood Junior High School
851 W Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 47429
(812) 876-2005
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Forest Hills Spec Educ Coop
8045 W Sr 46
ZIP: 47429
(812) 876-6325
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