Ellsworth, ME
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Ellsworth is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,857 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ellsworth is the 39th largest community in Maine.

Unlike some cities, Ellsworth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ellsworth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ellsworth is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellsworth who work in office and administrative support (16.07%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (9.97%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ellsworth has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ellsworth a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Ellsworth is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Ellsworth is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.70% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ellsworth in 2010 was $26,016, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,064 for a family of four. However, Ellsworth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ellsworth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellsworth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ellsworth include Irish, German, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Ellsworth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.