Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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Village of Ellsworth
Downtown Ellsworth
Downtown Ellsworth
Location of Ellsworth in Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Location of Ellsworth in Pierce County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°43′57″N 92°28′48″W / 44.73250°N 92.48000°W / 44.73250; -92.48000Coordinates: 44°43′57″N 92°28′48″W / 44.73250°N 92.48000°W / 44.73250; -92.48000
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Village Board PresidentGerald DeWolfe
 • Total3.80 sq mi (9.84 km2)
 • Land3.80 sq mi (9.83 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,226 ft (315 m)
 • Total3,284
 • Estimate 
 • Density870.16/sq mi (335.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
54011, 54010
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-23550[4]
GNIS feature ID1583156[5]

Ellsworth is a village in and the county seat of Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,284 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Ellsworth. The residential area of East Ellsworth is part of the village, but still has its own post office and zipcode: 54010.[6]


Welcome sign to Ellsworth

The village was named for Elmer E. Ellsworth, one of the first casualties in the Civil War.[7]


Ellsworth is located at 44°43′57″N 92°28′48″W / 44.73250°N 92.48000°W / 44.73250; -92.48000 (44.73261, -92.480177).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.75 square miles (9.71 km2), all of it land.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20183,304[3]0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $42,604, and the median income for a family was $51,286. Males had a median income of $36,069 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,661. About 2.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,284 people, 1,331 households, and 827 families residing in the village. The population density was 875.7 inhabitants per square mile (338.1/km2). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 382.4 per square mile (147.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,331 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 35.7 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

East Ellsworth[edit]

Pierce County courthouse

East Ellsworth was created about 1 mile from the already existing village of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. When a railroad was being built near Ellsworth, engineers decided it was pointless to build tracks up the large hill on which Ellsworth is situated. Instead, the railroad depot was built about a mile southeast of town, and the community of East Ellsworth grew up around it.[11] The Isabelle River runs through East Ellsworth.

East Ellsworth still maintains its own zip code (54010) and post office,[6] despite the fact that Ellsworth and East Ellsworth are now one contiguous village.[12]

The area is slowly becoming incorporated into the Twin Cities Metro Area.


Cheese Curd Festival[edit]

Ellsworth is known as the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin, due to the cheese curds produced by its namesake creamery. The last weekend in June is reserved for a town festival which celebrates the cheese curd.[13]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Ellsworth, WI ZIP code : 54010". www.uszip.com.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 175.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Towns and Cities of Pierce County". www.rootsweb.ancestry.com.
  12. ^ "Village of Ellsworth - Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin". villageofellsworth.org. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  13. ^ "Cheese Curd Festival - Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, WI". www.ellsworthchamber.com.

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