City offices - 11 W. Cleveland
hospitals 25 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Springs State Park
Mark Twain National Forest
Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area
In 2015, the unemployment rate of Carter County was 9.3 percent, with an available workforce of 2,509. Only 234 people in Carter County were unemployed, with 2,275 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for the county is $9.52. The county's major employers include East Carter County R-2 School District, with 130 employees; Van Buren R-2 School District, with 95 employees; Royal Oak Enterprises, a manufacturer of wood products, with 67 workers; The Landing, a popular vacation resort with canoe/tube rental and restaurant, employing 50 workers; Riverways Manor, a nursing home facility, with 40 employees; and McLane Forest Products, a lumber wholesaler, with 17 employees.
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides
electric power for the City of Ellsinore. The city also offers public
water and sewer services for its residents. The water plant has
a storage capacity of 100,000 gallons. Ellsinore's telephone service
is provided by Century Tel. Residents and businesses obtain internet
service from a local internet service headquartered in nearby Poplar
of Ellsinore travel on U.S. Highway 60 and state highways Vand A.
It is 3miles to the nearest four-lane thoroughfare and the nearest
airport is in Poplar Bluff.
nearest healthcare facilities are in Poplar Bluff at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center,
Kneibert Clinic, and John J. Pershing VA Center. They are about 25
miles from Ellsinore.
attend the local public elementary, middle, or high schools. The
nearest public community college, Three Rivers College,
is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an an annual enrollment of 4,500. Southeast Missouri State University, a public four-year college
located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the nearest higher learning facility.
Fall, 2011, enrollment for the university was 11,100 students.
Bank of Grandin, with combined assets of 157,108,000, serves the
residents in and around Ellsinore. There are seven Protestant churches,
a public library, and one public park in the city. Camping, fishing,
and hiking/fitness/nature trails are enjoyed in the surrounding
Mark Twin National Forest and on nearby Pinewoods Lake.
city is represented by 153rd District State Representative Steve Cookson (R) and 25th District State Senator Doug Libla (R).
U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Ellsinore in the
Eighth Congressional District.