LOCATION: Ellsworth is located in the southeastern Twin Cities metro area in the west central Wisconsin's Pierce County. Distance (in miles) to: downtown St. Paul - 40 mi; Twin Cities International Airport - 46 mi; Eau Claire - 63 mi; Milwaukee - 287 mi; Chicago - 360 mi.
Population 2019 - 3,355
Village of Ellsworth
TRANSPORTATION: U.S. Highways 10 and 63, along with State Highway 65 intersect at Ellsworth. Interstate 94 is only 19 nonstop miles north, and the new River Falls bypass provides nonstop access to the Twin Cities metro area. Several interstate and local trucking firms serve the region. International air service is available 50 minutes west at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, and the local service is available in Hager City (12 miles south). Burlington Northern daily rail is available 10 miles south of Hager City.
EDUCATION & TRAINING: Ellsworth residents and businesses have excellent access to job training resources with technical instruction available at the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus and Workforce Development Office located in River Falls, 12 miles away. Six other excellent Technical Schools are within a 60-mile radius. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, along with the University of Minnesota and other Twin Cities colleges are just within a short drive from Ellsworth, providing world-class comprehensive programming. Students in the Ellsworth School District consistently score above the national averages in standardized tests.
MEDICAL FACILITIES: Hospital service and 24-hour emergency medical services are provided at the River Falls Hospital and Mayo Health Systems Red Wing Hospital. Air ambulance service from Ellsworth is 12 minutes away from state-of-the- art medical facilities in Rochester and the Twin Cities. Local medical service choices are provided by Mayo Health Systems Clinic and the River Falls Medical Clinic. Ellsworth's Care Center provides skilled residential care alternatives. Preferred Senior Living of Ellsworth Assisted Living & Memory Care provides affordable luxury for Assisted Living and Memory Care.
GOVERNMENT/TAXES: The Village of Ellsworth maintains a Class 6 insurance rating for 1 & 2 family residential property and a Class 5 for commercial and industrial property and has a 2019 tax rate of $22.66 per $1,000 of assessed value.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is available to assist existing and new business and industry with development needs. Phone 715-425-3881 or 1-800-228-5418
UTILITIES: Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Service and Xcel Energy provide Ellsworth with electric service. The municipal water and sewer systems have sufficient capacity to meet the Village's growth projections well into the future. We Energies supplies natural gas, Midco cable and high speed internet service with phone service provided by AT&T.