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Welcome to Ellis ...

The city of Ellis is located in Ellis County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ellis has a population of 2,026 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ellis.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Ellis: Named for George Ellis, a Lieutenant serving with the 12th Kansas Infantry.

Ellis is 2,110 feet [643 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ellis is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Ellis: 67637<4>

Websites for Ellis ...

Official Website: www.ellis.ks.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ellis had an population of 2,026 people. This is a decrease of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ellis had a population of 2,062 people (or 7.25% of the total population of Ellis County). This makes Ellis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ellis represents 0.07% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,062 people, the population of Ellis increased 10.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,873 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ellis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Ellis - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ellis.

Communities near Ellis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ellis.

  • Hays (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,829 people
    • Former name for Hays:
    • Hays City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays<6>
  • WaKeeney (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for WaKeeney
    • WaKeeney lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ellis and is located in Trego County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,738 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for WaKeeney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on WaKeeney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for WaKeeney<6>
  • Schoenchen (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoenchen
    • Schoenchen lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoenchen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schoenchen
  • Hog Back (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Back
    • Hog Back lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Back have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Back
  • Yocemento (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yocemento
    • Yocemento lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yocemento have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yocemento
  • Ogallah (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogallah
    • Ogallah lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Ellis and is located in Trego County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogallah
  • Antonino (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antonino
    • Antonino lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antonino have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antonino
  • Catharine (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catharine
    • Catharine lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catharine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Catharine:
    • Saint Catharine
    • Catharine has also been known as:
    • Catherine
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catharine
  • Munjor (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munjor
    • Munjor lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Ellis and is located in Ellis County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munjor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munjor
  • Trego (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trego
    • Trego lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Ellis and is located in Trego County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trego have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Trego:
    • Park's Fort
    • Trego has also been known as:
    • Trego Center
    • Trego Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trego

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ellis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ellis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ellis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ellis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ellis. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ellis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ellis ...

Looking for more information about Ellis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ellis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ellis.

Adding Ellis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ellis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ellis was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ellis on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ellis on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Ellis

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Ellis County

About Kansas

The official website for Ellis: www.ellis.ks.us/

The official website for Ellis County: www.ellisco.net/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Ellis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ellis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ellis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ellis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ellis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ellis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ellis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EllisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9378, Longitude: -99.5603    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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