Ellsworth is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 463 at the 2010 census. The local school district is the Ellsworth Public School.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km), all of it land. It is located in Grand Prairie Township in the far southwestern corner of Nobles County.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 463 people, 210 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 734.9 inhabitants per square mile (283.7/km). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 369.8 per square mile (142.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 210 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.70.
The median age in the city was 51.7 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 540 people, 227 households, and 138 families residing in the city. The population density was 842.8 people per square mile (325.8/km²). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 383.9 per square mile (148.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.89% White, 0.19% African American, and 0.93% from two or more races.
There were 227 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,417, and the median income for a family was $33,438. Males had a median income of $23,875 versus $18,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,098. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.