Census: Ellsworth is Maine’s fastest growing city

Posted April 05, 2011, at 9:46 a.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The most recent U.S. Census figures show that Ellsworth is Maine’s fast growing city.

In the last decade the Hancock County community grew by about 20 percent, or 1,200 people, to about 8,000.

City Manager Michelle Beal says the growth is no coincidence.

She says the city has worked hard to expand and is always looking for new development opportunities.

Beal tells WLBZ-TV she and other officials are happy because it shows their investments in infrastructure and beautification are working.