Welcome to Ellsworth

Always Growing – Always Moving!


Step into a better way of life. Come home to peaceful, safe neighborhoods. Where the quality of life isn’t something you read about, it’s something you live. Ellsworth, Iowa, located in the eastern part of Hamilton County, is just that place. Live, work and play in this rural setting where the simpler way of life is your perfect everyday life. Ready to relocate and find your forever home, and above all a career that supports your hopes and dreams? Always growing. Always moving. Welcome home to Ellsworth, Iowa!

Ready to buy or wanting to rent? Ellsworth offers a wide variety of affordable housing options. Classic turn of the century homes to new builds. All in a beautiful, established Midwest setting. Residents enjoy low cost of living, low property taxes, plus safe neighborhoods due to a low crime rate.  Walk streets where a friendly wave is the norm, not the exception, and knowing you have found the perfect place to call home! Let’s take a look!   Hamilton County MLSCentral Iowa MLS

Work Here

Close to a wide and varied range of employment options, Ellsworth, Iowa lends itself to many job opportunities. Employers seeking employees, where your success is part of their success, are here and ready to hire! Covering the spectrum, careers range from full to part time. Are you ready to find a job that fits your goals and the future you envision? Ready to increase your income, to build towards a secure future? Search now!

Education & Healthcare

Educational opportunities are close at hand in Ellsworth. Quality education is provided through South Hamilton Community Schools, located in Jewell, just five minutes away. Elementary through high school students excel and flourish in an environment offering smaller class size and excellent teacher to student ratio.  High School students also benefit from post-secondary enrollment options available through Iowa Central Community College and DMACC. Higher education is close at hand as well, with Iowa State University in Ames a short drive away. 

State-of-the-art healthcare is provided to Hamilton County residents through Van Diest Medical Center.

Things To Do

Every season offers something to do! Ride, walk or run the 3.5-mile JewEllsworth trail between Jewell and Ellsworth. Enjoy family time at local parks or community center events. Ellsworth, located at the junction of I-35 and Hwy 175, makes it easy to find your fun. Shopping? Concerts? Or outdoor sports? All within minutes of home. Hamilton County Parks offer fun for all ages. Canoe, fish, golf, swim. And don’t forget nearby winter activities including cross country skiing and ice fishing. Check out your next adventure!

Do Business Here

A vibrant and growing business atmosphere, Ellsworth’s strategic placement at the crossroads of Interstate 35 and Hwy 175 in Central Iowa, lends itself to business growth and opportunities. Industrial sites and available buildings, combined with local broadband high-speed internet serve as the foundation for new and expanding business.

Established business owners, industry, small business, entrepreneur’s seeking to capitalize on a skilled workforce, along with local and state incentives, have found their future! From aquaculture to agribusiness, entrepreneurship meets Midwest ingenuity in Ellsworth, IA. Find your business opportunity!


Contact Info

City of Ellsworth
1528 DeWitt Street
Ellsworth, IA  50075


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