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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,916
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+3,920
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,594

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,379
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$755
Median House Value$181,200

Ancestry

English25.2%
Irish15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
French Except Basque6.5%
Italian4%
Polish3.7%
Swedish3%
Canadian2.8%
Scottish2.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Finnish0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
German0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Haitian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Ellsworth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hancock County
Standard Zip Codes4605
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.58
Approximate Longitude-68.49

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)

StationELLSWORTH
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip57.3 inches
StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Ellsworth Public Libraries

Ellsworth Public Library
20 STATE STREET
Ellsworth, Maine
(207) 667-6363

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Ellsworth Hospitals

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
50 Union Street
(207) 667-5311
Kidspeace National Centers Of New England
(Non-profit)
16 Kidspeace Way
(207) 667-0909

Ellsworth Public Schools

Ellsworth Elementary-middle School
20 Forrest Avenue
ZIP: 4605
(207) 667-6241
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Ellsworth High School
299 State Street
ZIP: 4605
(207) 667-4722
High
Total Enrollment 460
Hancock County Technical Center
112 Boggy Brook Road
ZIP: 4605
(207) 667-9729

Ellsworth Private Schools

Graham Lake School
16 Kidspeace Way
ZIP: 4605
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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