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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ellsworth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ellsworth is worth considering.

Ellsworth is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of people in Ellsworth who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.70% of adults in Ellsworth 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.