Ellenton is located in the county of Manatee. It covers a total area of 12.0 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, automotive, arts and crafts, boat equipments, construction, chemicals, cleaning, courier, finance, freight forwarding, health, industrial and commercial machinery, marine equipments and real estate. Commercial spaces are utilized by public libraries, parks, printing services, recreation centers, campgrounds and tourist information centers.