Ellsworth is a village in and the county seat of Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,284 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Ellsworth. The residential area of East Ellsworth is part of the village, but still has its own post office and zipcode: 54010.
Village of Ellsworth
Location of Ellsworth in Pierce County, Wisconsin.
|• Village Board President||Gerald DeWolfe|
|• Total||3.75 sq mi (9.71 km2)|
|• Land||3.75 sq mi (9.71 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,226 ft (315 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||875.7/sq mi (338.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1583156|
Ellsworth is located at (44.73261, -92.480177).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $42,604, and the median income for a family was $51,286. Males had a median income of $36,069 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,661. About 2.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,284 people, 1,331 households, and 827 families residing in the village. The population density was 875.7 inhabitants per square mile (338.1/km2). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 382.4 per square mile (147.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 1,331 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the village was 35.7 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
East Ellsworth was created about 1 mile from the already existing village of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. When a railroad was being built near Ellsworth, engineers decided it was pointless to build tracks up the large hill on which Ellsworth is situated. Instead, the railroad depot was built about a mile southeast of town, and the community of East Ellsworth grew up around it. The Isabelle River runs through East Ellsworth.
The area is slowly becoming incorporated into the Twin Cities Metro Area.
Cheese Curd FestivalEdit
Ellsworth is known as the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin, due to the cheese curds produced by its namesake creamery. The last weekend in June is reserved for a town festival which celebrates the cheese curd.
- Leon D. Case, former Michigan Secretary of State, was born in Ellsworth.
- William Walter Clark, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate, attended school in Ellsworth.
- Charles H. Crownhart, former Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, practiced law in Ellsworth.
- Franklin L. Gilson, Wisconsin State Assembly and jurist, practiced law in Ellsworth.
- George Thompson, former Attorney General of Wisconsin, was born in Ellsworth.
- Hans Warner, Wisconsin Secretary of State and Wisconsin State Senator, lived in Ellsworth.
- Dempster Woodworth, Wisconsin State Senator and physician, lived in Ellsworth.
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