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The City of Ellsworth had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Ellsworth is located at latitude 43.518 and longitude -96.0184 in Nobles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellsworth encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nobles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The City of Ellsworth 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellsworth: City of Ellsworth.

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Ellsworth, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 467 (100%)
Population in Households 440 (94.2%)
Population in Families 354 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 5.8%)
Population Density 708
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $53,357
Average Household Income $64,313
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $28,469
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $136,401
Housing Affordability Index3 349


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.08% 0.21%
Households 0.21% 0.28%
Families 1.05% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
Owner Occupied HU   0.54%

Ellsworth, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellsworth to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 525 42nd
Population Density # 402 56th
Median Household Income # 708 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 885 98th
Per Capita Income # 673 26th
Diversity Index # 421 53rd

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