|Motto: "Builders Of American History"|
Location in the state of Indiana
|• Total||4.24 sq mi (10.98 km2)|
|• Land||4.24 sq mi (10.98 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,540|
|• Density||1,504.2/sq mi (580.8/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0434095|
Ellettsville is a town in Richland Township, Monroe County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,378 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ellettsville is the starting point for the Hilly Hundred, a two-day bicycle tour.
Ellettsville was platted in 1837. In 1818 Edward Ellett, Sr, and his wife Eleanor settled in what is now known as Ellettsville with their four minor sons: David, Richard, Johnston and Barton. The first winter, they lived in a three-sided log cabin they built. Also settling that same year were their two eldest sons, William and Samuel, with their wives and families. Within a few years daughters Sarah, Phoebe, and Nancy would settle in the area with their husbands. Eventually, in 1826, their third eldest son Edward, Jr. also arrived in the town that would be named Ellettsville in 1837. Samuel Ellett built the first courthouse in 1820. It was completed ahead of schedule and at the cost of $400. By 1822, the first school opened and with Samuel Ellett's children attending. When Indiana celebrated Ellettsville's sesquicentennial in 1987, a historical marker was placed to mark the grave of Edward Ellett, Sr.(c.1762-1833).
Ellettsville was incorporated as a village in 1866.
Ellettsville is located at (39.229645, -86.621404).
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 4.24 square miles (11.0 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,378 people, 2,593 households, and 1,704 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,504.2 inhabitants per square mile (580.8/km2). There were 2,753 housing units at an average density of 649.3 per square mile (250.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 2,593 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the town was 34.5 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,078 people, 1,944 households, and 1,345 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,356.8 people per square mile (911.9/km²). There were 2,085 housing units at an average density of 967.7 per square mile (374.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.83% White, 1.22% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 1,944 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 people, and the average family size was 3.09 people.
The population of the town was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,276, and the median income for a family was $42,950. Males had a median income of $32,153 versus $26,313 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,120. About 6.7% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
Edgewood High School serves students in grades 9-12. Edgewood Junior High School serves grades 6-8. Edgewood Intermediate School serves grades 3-5. Edgewood Primary School serves grades K-2. Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation represents the two townships (Richland and Bean Blossom) in northwestern Monroe County.
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- Carter, Lang, and Matthews (1988). Leaves from the Ellett-Elliott Family It turns out much of the Ellett family didn’t live to see their family name bestowed on the town. A cholera epidemic swept through Indiana in 1833, killing father Edward Sr., sons Edward and Samuel, and his wife, Catherine Secrest. Edward Jr. had started the town's first tavern in 1818, a perfect location from which to catch the water-borne cholera, an especially virulent form of which had begun to sweep the country the year before.Tree. pp. 52–85.
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