Ely, Minnesota Population 2020

3,348

Ely is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 3,348, it is the 195th largest city in Minnesota and the 5896th largest city in the United States. Ely is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -3.24% 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 1,145 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ely is $54,732 with a poverty rate of 10.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $496 per month, and the median house value is $99,100. The median age in Ely is 45.3 years, 44.1 years for males, and 49.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.7 males.

Ely Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ely was:

  • White: 97.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Two or more races: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ely, Minnesota is 3,348, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,356.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,460.

Ely, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,30797.32%
Black or African American330.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.65%
Two or More Races180.53%
Asian180.53%

Ely Population Pyramid 2020

Ely Median Age

45.3


Total

44.1


Male

49.1


Female

Ely Adults

There are 2,932 adults, (695 of whom are seniors) in Ely.

Ely Age Dependency

51.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ely Sex Ratio

Female

1,628

47.91%

Male

1,770

52.09%

Ely Households and Families

Ely Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ely Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.8%14.2%
All66.1%33.9%
Non Family51.3%48.7%
Female45.2%54.8%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6321.9466.1
Non Family8261.1251.3
Married6702.7985.8
Female1042.4745.2
Male323.34100

2.7

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ely Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade532.13%
9th to 12th Grade1124.50%
High School Graduate69527.90%
Some College49419.83%
Associates Degree46018.47%
Bachelors Degree51720.75%
Graduate Degree1606.42%

Ely Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4392,296668
Native American228
Asian1313
Black999
Multiple Races8

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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,544$38,824$26,033
Less Than High School$33,125$33,125$
High School Grad$27,289$49,122$23,274
Some College$27,238$31,250$25,670
Bachelors Degree$28,155$54,095$26,413
Graduate Degree$52,000$51,375$75,446

$29,544

Average Earnings

$38,824

Average Male

$26,033

Average Female

Ely Language

Ely Language by Age

Ely Language

97.64% of Ely residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.12% of the population.

Ely Poverty

Ely Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,12532710.46%
Native221463.64%

10.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.11%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ely

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ely is Native, with 63.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ely is White, with 10.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.02%
Some College9.71%
Bachelors or Greater9.70%
High School8.08%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.28%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed0.92%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ely Income

Ely Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,591$54,732
Families$63,452$74,257
Married Families$67,167-
Non Families$31,691$34,252

Ely Marital Status

Ely Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ely Married by Age and Sex

Ely Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ely Marital Status by Race

Ely Veterans

234

Number of Veterans

216

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam112
First Gulf War36
Second Gulf War32
Korea18
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74108
75+47
35 to 5437
55 to 6428
18 to 3414

$Ely Veterans by Education

10.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ely Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ely Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.13%

Born in Minnesota

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.91% of Ely residents were born in the United States, with 72.13% having been born in Minnesota. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,348-4-0.12%
20193,352-4-0.12%
20183,356-20-0.59%
20173,376-4-0.12%
20163,380-19-0.56%
20153,399-55-1.59%
20143,45440.12%
20133,45080.23%
20123,442-24-0.69%
20113,466150.43%
20103,451-273-0.76%
20003,724-244-0.63%
19903,968-852-1.93%
19804,820-84-0.17%
19704,904-534-1.03%
19605,438-36-0.07%
19505,474-496-0.86%
19405,970-186-0.31%
19306,1561,2542.30%
19204,9021,3303.22%
19103,572-145-0.40%
19003,7170.00%