Ellendale is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 1,299 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ellendale is the 39th largest community in North Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ellendale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ellendale is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellendale who work in office and administrative support (11.32%), food service (10.69%), and sales jobs (8.02%).
In addition, Ellendale is a college town. There are a lot of students in Ellendale attending college, and as a result Ellendale provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Ellendale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.21 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Ellendale is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.71% of adults in Ellendale have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ellendale in 2010 was $19,826, which is low income relative to North Dakota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,304 for a family of four. However, Ellendale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ellendale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellendale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ellendale include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Ellendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.