Ellsworth County

Ellsworth County, Kansas

210 N Kansas St
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone: (785) 472-4161
Fax: (785) 472-3818

In central KS, west of Salina; organized Feb 26, 1867 from Saline County. Name Origin: For Lt. Allen Ellsworth, an officer in the Iowa Cavalry, who commanded the fort later named for him

Area (sq mi):: 723.44 (land 715.91; water 7.54) Population per square mile: 8.90
Population 2005: 6,343 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 -0.90% Population 2000: 6,525 (White 91.20%; Black or African American 3.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,569; median household $35,772; Population below poverty level: 7.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,582-$23,730
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
Montague started at the Journal in 1996 as a reporter and from 1999-2001, she was co-editor of the nearby weekly Ellsworth County Independent.
Those newspapers that responded with a definite "yes" include: Hays Daily News, Ellsworth County Independent, Coffee County Republican, Eureka Herald, Cunningham Courier, Osage County Herald-Chronicle, The Wichita Eagle, The Kansas City Star, The Southwest Times, Kiowa News, The Manhattan Mercury, Iola Register, The Times-Sentinel, The Ottawa Herald and The Ark City Traveler.
So far, 18 families in two years have settled and taken advantage of the second big incentive Ellsworth County offers--a down-payment grant of up to $3,000 for families with children.
The 3,000 acre Ellsworth Project is located in Ellsworth County, Kansas.