Ellington, Missouri

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Ellington is a city in Reynolds County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,045 at the 2000 census. In 1925, the infamous Tri-State Tornado began just northwest of Ellington.



Ellington is located at 37°14′21″N 90°58′11″W / 37.23917°N 90.96972°W / 37.23917; -90.96972 (37.239103, -90.969669)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

Sweetwater Lead Mine

The Sweetwater Mine, owned by the Doe Run Company, produces lead and zinc [4].


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,045 people, 456 households, and 285 families residing in the city. The population density was 740.8 people per square mile (286.2/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 379.3/sq mi (146.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.08% White, 0.77% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 456 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

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