Ellis County, Texas
Ellis County: County in Texas, United States
Ellis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 149,610 and a population density of 61 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 191,760 inhabitants. Its county seat is Waxahachie. The county was created 173 years ago in 1849.
Ellis County is located just south of Dallas County in north central Texas. The county was founded in 1849 and named after Richard Ellis, president of the convention that produced the Texas Declaration of Independence.
The city of Waxahachie became the county seat of Ellis County in 1850. Waxahachie was named after the Native American Waxhaw tribe that once lived in the area.
Key Facts About Ellis County Today
Population: As of 2021, around 180,000 people live in Ellis County. The largest city is Waxahachie with a population of over 35,000.
Major Industries: Top industries in Ellis County include manufacturing, education, technology, retail trade and healthcare. Major companies include Ferris Mfg., Walmart Distribution,, and Reddy Ice.
Attractions: Top attractions include the Waxahachie Symphony, Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie Rodeo, and the Ellis County Art Museum.
Things to See and Do in Ellis County
Some top attractions and activities in Ellis County include:
- Scarborough Renaissance Festival - Step back in time at this immersive medieval festival held each spring.
- Cathedral of San Fernando - Tour this historic 1876 church in downtown Waxahachie.
- Waxahachie Civic Center - Catch concerts, live theater, and comedy shows in this beautiful venue.
- Getzendaner Memorial Park - Relax or play disc golf at this scenic 161-acre park.
- Waxahachie Creek Winery - Enjoy tours and tastings in a cozy, rustic setting.
From history and culture to wine and shopping, Ellis County offers small town Texas charm just south of the busy Dallas metro.
Quick Facts about Ellis County
|Population :||191,760 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Texas (United States)|
|Different from :||Ellis County, Ellis County|
|Area :||2465 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||1.7%|
|Land as percent of area :||98.3%|
|Named for :||Richard Ellis|
|Altitude :||515 feet / 157 meters|
|Establishment :||December 12, 1849|
|Time Zone :||Central Time Zone|
|Local time :||03:52:43 (7th December 2023)|
|Density :||78 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||21.98% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||42℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather|
Ellis County map
The largest city of Ellis County is Waxahachie with a population of 39,797. Other cities include, Midlothian population 35,146, Ennis population 20,678, Red Oak population 14,098 and Ovilla population 4,288. See all Ellis County cities & populated places.
Ellis County Populated Places (more)
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ellis County.
|Waxahachie||39,797||A city in Ellis County, Texas.|
|Midlothian||35,146||City in Texas, United States|
|Ennis||20,678||City in Texas, USA|
|Red Oak||14,098||City in and county seat of Montgomery County, Iowa, United States|
|Ovilla||4,288||City in Ellis County, Texas, United States|
|Ferris||3,069||City in Dallas and Ellis counties in Texas, USA|
|Nash||2,177||City in Bowie County, Texas, United States|
|Palmer||2,169||Town in Texas, USA|
|Italy||1,964||Town in Texas|
|Oak Leaf||1,498||Town of the United States|
|Maypearl||1,046||City in Ellis County, Texas, United States|
|Garrett||891||Town of the United States|
|Walnut Springs||877||City in Ellis County, Texas, United States|
|Rankin||841||City in Ellis County, Texas, United States|
|Milford||756||Town in Ellis County, Texas, United States of America|
|Plum Grove||756||City in Ellis County, Texas, United States|
Ellis County forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. more
- Official Website
Official website of Ellis County
Ellis County has 6 neighbours.
The population of Ellis County increased by 21.98% in 10 years.
People born in Ellis County (6)
Other places with the same name (3)
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