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Ellsworth, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ellsworth had a population of 611 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 611
Daytime Population: Workers 150
Daytime Population: Residents 266
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 611
Population in Familes 513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 681
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $58,745
Average Household Income $73,635
Per Capita Income $29,064


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $149,171


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 176
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 1.95% 0.68%
Households 2.01% 0.64%
Families 2.71% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 417 59th
Population Density # 504 50th
Diversity Index # 104 90th
Median Household Income # 294 71st
Per Capita Income # 361 64th

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