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The 2000 Census showed that Ellis County had a population of 27,507 people. This represented 1.02% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ellis had a population of 27,739 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,452+3.44%+2.57% since 2009
200927,739+0.84%+0.95% since 2008
200827,477-0.11%+0.88% since 2007
200627,228-1.01%+0.55% since 2005
200527,080-1.55%-0.38% since 2004
200427,184-1.17%-0.43% since 2003
200327,302-0.75%-0.38% since 2002
200227,407-0.36%-0.45% since 2001
200027,507The Last Census

Ellis County had 12,078 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ellis County has a total area<3> of 900 square miles [2,332 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.5 square miles [1.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ellis County had a population density of 30.56 people per square mile [11.8 people/km²], making it the state's 27th most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Ellis County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ellis and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Ellis County QuickFact (QF-20051).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Ellis County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Ellis County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BartonQF-20009   SE27,46428,205-2.63%
GrahamQF-20065   NW2,4352,946-17.35%
NessQF-20135   SW2,8353,454-17.92%
OsborneQF-20141   NE3,8494,452-13.54%
RooksQF-20163   N4,9845,685-12.33%
RushQF-20165   S3,1433,551-11.49%
RussellQF-20167   E6,5967,370-10.5%
TregoQF-20195   W2,9203,319-12.02%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Ellis. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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