Does it seem like the so-called "crossroads of Downeast Maine" is crowded to you?

While Ellsworth is the biggest city in the state when it comes to land, measuring in at almost 93 square miles, its current population of 8,399 residents ranks it #34, right behind Cumberland and just before Buxton.

The population has grown in Ellsworth over the years, and who could blame anyone for wanting to live here. There's plenty of places to eat, shop, and work - especially with the new Jackson Laboratory facility now open and flourishing. There's also plenty of recreational opportunities nearby with Acadia National Park just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

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But there have been good times in the past as well.

The Town of Ellsworth was incorporated back in 1800 and at that time only 227 people live there. It took 69 years to become incorporated as a city in 1869, and at that time around 5,200 residents lived there and worked at 13 shipbuilding operations and 9 sawmills along the Union River.

The area was flourishing. Believe it or not, there was also a variety of factories that made metal pails within the city limits.

But shipbuilding and the ships that transported the things that were produced in the city slowly started to disappear, and by 1920 Ellsworth's population dipped down to a little over 3,000.

The Great Fire that occurred back in 1933 that destroyed much of Ellsworth's downtown business district may have been a setback, but over the years the City has certainly risen from the ashes and now Main Street is as vibrant as it has ever been.

Here's a look at how the population in Ellsworth has grown over the past 221 years.

See How Much Ellsworth's Population Has Grown Over The Years

While Ellsworth is the biggest city in the state when it comes to land, measuring in at almost 93 square miles, its current population of 8,399 residents ranks it #34, right behind Cumberland and before Buxton.

Here's a look at how the population in Ellsworth has grown over the past 221 years.

25 Must-Visit Places In Ellsworth

The bustling and scenic town of Ellsworth has a lot of history, old and new and lots of experiences to have, old and new. Whether you want to take a train ride, take the kids to the park, get a sweet tattoo, treat yourself or find that after-party early morning breakfast, here are 25 businesses and locations to really get some memorable experiences at the good vibes town Downeast Maine, Ellsworth.

$1.75 Million Island Paradise Is Ellsworth's Most Expensive Home For Sale

Would you jump into the pool or the lake? Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Wow, this place is really nice. A 6000 square foot, 4 bedroom, 5 bath island paradise with a big, beautiful pool as well. Sign us up!

Isle Wood is located at 452 Philips Way in Ellsworth with 1000+ feet of shoreline on Branch Lake, the City of Ellsworth's water source. The water is crystal clear in both the lake and the pool for that matter.

The French-style home that was built in 1996 is located on an island with it's own bridge to the mainland, so if you dig privacy, then this is your place! It's also been renovated extensively and set up for year-round living.

We found it listed by Acadia Realty Group for $1.75 million and it includes over 5 acres of land, which gives you plenty of room to have the time of your life.

Explore The Lowest Priced House Currently For Sale In Maine

Let's take a look-see inside the most inexpensive house that's currently for sale in Maine. It's a 4 bedroom, 43 bathroom, 3000 square foot home on a little over a tenth of an acre of land, that's located at 37 Aroostook Avenue in Millinocket.