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ellsworth county

Built on a strong agricultural foundation and the work ethic of the heartland of America, Ellsworth County's communities of Ellsworth, Holyrood, Kanopolis, Lorraine, and Wilson are uniquely positioned to offer the ideal blend of opportunity and the peaceful tranquility of rural living at its best.



Source: 2023 Census Estimates


Number Employed:  2,393

Labor Force: 2,464

Number Unemployed:  71

Current Unemployment:  2.9%

Household Income

Median Household Income: $59.844

Source: US Census

Top 5 Employers

Ellsworth Correctional Facility  |  234

Ellsworth County Medical Center  |  153

Cashco, Inc  |  117

Great Plains Manufacturing  |  88

Good Samaritan Society  |  80

Commuter Patterns

Average Commute Time:  18.2 minutes

US Average Commuter Time:  25.5 minutes

55.6% - live AND work in County

33.1%  - live within 10 miles of workplace


Violent Crime Rate:  9.4

US Average Violent Crime Rate:  22.7

Property Crime Rate:  16

US Average Property Crime Rate: 35.4


Ellsworth County's current Health Outcomes Rank is 10/104 Counties in Kansas.  

We are proud to have cutting edge medical care with Ellsworth County Medical Center.

Our Communities

Learn more about the individual and unique identity and assets of the communities in Ellsworth County by exploring below.

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