Ellsworth is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 459 people and just one neighborhood, Ellsworth is the 427th largest community in Minnesota. Ellsworth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ellsworth is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.29% of the Ellsworth workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ellsworth is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellsworth who work in healthcare suport services (13.59%), office and administrative support (12.14%) and food service (7.28%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.33% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Ellsworth’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ellsworth has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ellsworth has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ellsworth than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ellsworth may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Ellsworth doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.