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.
Ellendale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ellendale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellendale who work in food service (13.95%), office and administrative support (10.34%), and sales jobs (9.82%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Ellendale is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Ellendale enrolled in college, Ellendale has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Overall, Ellendale’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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 14.89 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Ellendale is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.67% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ellendale in 2010 was $18,365, 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 $73,460 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ellendale is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.