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Ellsworth, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Ellsworth had a population of 8,134 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ellsworth, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,134
Daytime Population: Workers 8,346
Daytime Population: Residents 3,940
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 7,901
Population in Familes 5,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 233
Population Density2 103
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,398
Average Household Income $65,262
Per Capita Income $28,676


Total Housing Units 4,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,213 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,277 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 968 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $185,966
Average Home Value $210,303


Total Households 3,490
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,133
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.55%
Households 0.75% 0.62%
Families 0.56% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2017 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 Density # 128 2nd
Diversity Index # 43 68th
Median Household Income # 47 65th
Per Capita Income # 44 67th

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