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Ellsworth, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Ellsworth had a population of 8,117 as of July 1, 2016. Ellsworth ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ellsworth is located at latitude 44.5829 and longitude -68.4801 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellsworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 79.28 sq. miles and a water area of 14.64 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Ellsworth (GNIS ID: 582465) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellsworth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ellsworth, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,117
Population in Households 7,887
Population in Familes 5,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density1 102
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 3,503
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,206 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,297 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 993 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $193,908
Average Home Value $217,464


Median Household Income $49,977
Average Household Income $63,230
Per Capita Income $27,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.7%
Households 0.94% 0.84%
Families 0.75% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ellsworth, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellsworth to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 87th
Population Density1 # 128 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 41 69th
Median Household Income # 44 67th
Per Capita Income # 43 68th

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