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Time Zone: Ellis County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hays is the Seat for Ellis County.

Ellis County was founded February 26, 1867.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ellis had a population of 27,739 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 27,507 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ellis represented 1.02% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 105 counties).

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
200027,507The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ellis County Census Page for Ellis County.


Below are some of the communities located in Ellis County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ellis County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hays   20,36020,0131.73% increase  
Ellis   1,9331,8733.2% increase  
Victoria   1,1951,2081.08% decrease  
Schoenchen   2162140.93% increase  

Websites for Ellis County

Official Website:   www.ellisco.net/

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<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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