Ely, Iowa Population 2021

2,425
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Ely is a city located in Linn County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 2,425, it is the 140th largest city in Iowa and the 6927th largest city in the United States . Ely is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 36.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,776 in 2010. Ely reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Ely has a population density of 1,683 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ely is $97,067 with a poverty rate of 3.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $216,400. The median age in Ely is 36.5 years, 36 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Ely Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elywas:

  • White: 96.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ely, Iowa is 2,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,343.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,776.

Ely, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,13896.00%
Two or More Races522.33%
Black or African American160.72%
Asian150.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.27%
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Ely Population by Race

Ely Population Pyramid $2021

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Ely Median Age

36.5


Total

36


Male

36.9


Female

Ely Adults

There are 1,607 adults, (222 of whom are seniors) in Ely.

Ely Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ely Sex Ratio

Female

1,074

48.23%

Male

1,153

51.77%

Ely Population by Age

Ely Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ely Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Male53.3%46.7%
Female75%25%
All78.8%21.2%
Married94.2%5.8%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ely Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7692.978.8
Married4803.3894.2
Non Family1911.4445.5
Female683.5675
Male302.8753.3

3.3

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Ely Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade80.55%
9th to 12th Grade302.06%
High School Graduate38426.43%
Some College32122.09%
Associates Degree23215.97%
Bachelors Degree39126.91%
Graduate Degree875.99%
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Ely Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ely Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,3421,308450
Hispanic484412
2+ Races282814
Asian1515
Black14142
Native American66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50.00%.

Ely Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,385$66,719$38,802
Less Than 9th Grade$37,750$$
High School Graduate$46,111$48,958$
Some College$49,531$67,308$39,044
Bachelors Degree$56,172$83,906$40,750
Graduate Degree$71,691$85,000$71,125

$50,385

Average Earnings

$66,719

Average Male

$38,802

Average Female

Ely Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ely Language by Age

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Ely Language

97.71% of Ely residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.05% of the population.

Ely Language

Ely Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,047864.20%
Black16212.50%

3.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.62%

Male Poverty Rate

5.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ely

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ely is Black, with 12.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ely is White, with 4.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.88%.

Ely Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.42%
Some College5.24%
High School4.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%

Ely Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.00%
Male Unemployed10.53%
Female Employed2.93%
Male Employed0.60%

Ely Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ely Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$94,009$97,067
Families$104,000$106,373
Married Families$110,455-
Non Families$44,750$58,047
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Income by Household Type

Ely Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

62.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ely Married by Age and Sex

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Ely Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ely Marital Status by Race

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Ely Marital Status

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92

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam38
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War19
World War II
Korea

Ely Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7437
55 to 6424
35 to 5424
75+4
18 to 343

Ely Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White926.00%
Hispanic57.94%

Ely Veterans by Race

Ely Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ely Veterans by Education

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78.8%

Labor Force Participation

76%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ely Employment by Age

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Ely Employment by Race

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Ely Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.29%

Born in Ely

99.33%

Native Born

0.67%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.33% of Ely residents were born in the United States, with 80.29% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ely Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,425411.72%
20202,384411.75%
20192,343411.78%
20182,302703.14%
20172,232833.86%
20162,149723.47%
20152,077673.33%
20142,010743.82%
20131,936502.65%
20121,886492.67%
20111,837432.40%
20101,7940.00%

Ely Population by Year