Ely, Minnesota Population 2021

3,307
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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.

Ely Demographics

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

  • White: 97.14%
  • Native American: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.94%
  • Two or more races: 0.56%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ely, Minnesota is 3,307 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,379.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,460.

Ely, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,29397.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native411.21%
Black or African American320.94%
Two or More Races190.56%
Asian50.15%
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Ely Population by Race

Ely Population Pyramid $2021

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Ely Median Age

48.2


Total

45.9


Male

49.1


Female

Ely Adults

There are 2,900 adults, (691 of whom are seniors) in Ely.

Ely Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ely Sex Ratio

Female

1,666

49.14%

Male

1,724

50.86%

Ely Population by Age

Ely Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ely Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.5%8.5%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Female43.4%56.6%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ely Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6161.9468.1
Non Family8241.1650.5
Married6152.8391.5
Female992.1943.4
Male782.85100

2.7

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

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Ely Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade291.17%
9th to 12th Grade843.39%
High School Graduate50020.18%
Some College55922.56%
Associates Degree49119.81%
Bachelors Degree62425.18%
Graduate Degree1917.71%
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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
White2,4322,347809
Native American3312
2+ Races7
Black666

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%.

Ely Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,236$37,136$27,693
Less Than 9th Grade$36,288$36,288$
High School Graduate$27,220$62,875$23,625
Some College$29,913$31,844$28,198
Bachelors Degree$28,097$50,250$27,585
Graduate Degree$52,763$53,289$

$30,236

Average Earnings

$37,136

Average Male

$27,693

Average Female

Ely Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ely Language by Age

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Ely Language

97.54% of Ely residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Ely Language

Ely Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,09533010.66%
Native412970.73%

11.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.97%

Male Poverty Rate

11.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ely

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ely is Native, with 70.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ely is White, with 10.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.83%.

Ely Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.19%
High School12.96%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater9.17%

Ely Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed22.50%
Female Employed7.97%
Male Employed2.25%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ely Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ely Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,946$56,486
Families$66,250$76,700
Married Families$73,802-
Non Families$31,429$35,604
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Income by Household Type

Ely Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

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 35-44, 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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199

Number of Veterans

199

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam109
Korea28
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War10
World War II

Ely Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7495
75+53
55 to 6425
18 to 3416
35 to 5410

Ely Veterans by Age

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Ely Veterans by Race

Ely Veterans by Education

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8.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ely Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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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71.27%

Born in Ely

99.50%

Native Born

0.50%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.50% of Ely residents were born in the United States, with 71.27% having been born in Minnesota. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ely Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,307-24-0.72%
20203,331-24-0.72%
20193,355-24-0.71%
20183,37960.18%
20173,373-7-0.21%
20163,380-18-0.53%
20153,398-57-1.65%
20143,45560.17%
20133,44970.20%
20123,442-25-0.72%
20113,467150.43%
20103,452-272-0.76%
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%

Ely Population by Year