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Ellsworth, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ellsworth had a population of 626 as of July 1, 2016. Ellsworth ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ellsworth is located at latitude 42.3101 and longitude -93.5818 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellsworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Ellsworth (GNIS ID: 2394668) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ellsworth is located within Township of Lyon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 626
Population in Households 626
Population in Familes 526
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 698
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $124,390
Average Home Value $145,161


Median Household Income $58,628
Average Household Income $69,136
Per Capita Income $27,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.67% 0.88%
Households 2.73% 0.93%
Families 3.7% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellsworth to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 411 59th
Population Density1 # 496 51st
Diversity Index2 # 108 89th
Median Household Income # 257 75th
Per Capita Income # 455 55th

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