Ely is a city located in St. Louis County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 3,307, it is the 197th largest city in Minnesota and the 5938th largest city in the United States . Ely is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -4.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,460 in 2010. Ely reached it's highest population of 6,156 in 1930. Spanning over 3 miles, Ely has a population density of 1,131 people per square mile.
The average household income in Ely is $56,486 with a poverty rate of 11.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $494 per month, and the median house value is $101,900. The median age in Ely is 48.2 years, 45.9 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.