Ely, Nevada Population 2021

4,029
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Ely is a city located in White Pine County Nevada. It is also the county seat of White Pine County. With a 2020 population of 4,029, it is the 14th largest city in Nevada and the 5391st largest city in the United States . Ely is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually but its population has decreased by -5.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,255 in 2010. Ely reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Ely has a population density of 528 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ely is $65,078 with a poverty rate of 18.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $134,800. The median age in Ely is 39 years, 41.1 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Ely Demographics

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

  • White: 87.51%
  • Native American: 6.79%
  • Other race: 2.85%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ely, Nevada is 4,029 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,993.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,255.

Ely, Nevada Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,53187.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native2746.79%
Some Other Race1152.85%
Asian481.19%
Two or More Races421.04%
Black or African American250.62%
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Ely Population by Race

Ely Population Pyramid $2021

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Ely Median Age

39


Total

41.1


Male

36.7


Female

Ely Adults

There are 2,939 adults, (655 of whom are seniors) in Ely.

Ely Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Ely Sex Ratio

Female

1,990

49.32%

Male

2,045

50.68%

Ely Population by Age

Ely Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ely Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female35.6%64.4%
Male44.6%55.4%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
All63.6%36.4%
Married77.4%22.6%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ely Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7032.3363.6
Non Family8041.2662.9
Married6013.2377.4
Female2333.435.6
Male653.3744.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Ely Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1374.98%
9th to 12th Grade1696.14%
High School Graduate1,10340.07%
Some College61422.30%
Associates Degree31511.44%
Bachelors Degree29710.79%
Graduate Degree1184.29%
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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
White2,0821,906362
Hispanic48337723
Native American13212411
Other Race945811
Asian422619
2+ Races2323
Black44

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 asian people with a rate of 45.24%.

Ely Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,639$52,500$32,966
Less Than 9th Grade$45,382$45,859$33,472
High School Graduate$30,927$34,107$22,455
Some College$44,637$67,956$31,094
Bachelors Degree$64,196$74,563$62,723
Graduate Degree$43,523$$34,375

$44,639

Average Earnings

$52,500

Average Male

$32,966

Average Female

Ely Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ely Language by Age

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Ely Language

89.46% of Ely residents speak only English, while 10.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.45% of the population.

Ely Language

Ely Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,89953618.49%
Native2748832.12%
Hispanic7007310.43%
Other1153530.43%
Black211361.90%
Multiple42819.05%

18.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.21%

Male Poverty Rate

18.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ely

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ely is Black, with 61.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ely is Hispanic, with 10.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.13%.

Ely Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.48%
High School18.70%
Some College11.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

Ely Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.54%
Male Unemployed21.15%
Female Employed11.77%
Male Employed5.80%

Ely Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ely Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,048$65,078
Families$63,102$71,851
Married Families$74,896-
Non Families$33,603$46,036
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Income by Household Type

Ely Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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 Over 65, 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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251

Number of Veterans

211

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam65
First Gulf War59
Second Gulf War27
Korea23
World War II13

Ely Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5484
75+73
65 to 7445
55 to 6439
18 to 3410

Ely Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2118.01%
Hispanic234.64%
Native American2115.79%
Other Race1010.10%
Asian921.43%

Ely Veterans by Race

Ely Veterans by Education

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10.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ely Veterans by Education

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59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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46.62%

Born in Ely

97.22%

Native Born

2.78%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.22% of Ely residents were born in the United States, with 46.62% having been born in Nevada. 2.45% 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
20214,029180.45%
20204,011180.45%
20193,993180.45%
20183,975-21-0.53%
20173,996-66-1.62%
20164,062-89-2.14%
20154,151-63-1.50%
20144,214-32-0.75%
20134,246-4-0.09%
20124,250-30-0.70%
20114,280200.47%
20104,2602190.53%
20004,041-715-1.62%
19904,756-126-0.26%
19804,8827061.57%
19704,1761580.39%
19604,0184601.22%
19503,558-582-1.50%
19404,1401,0953.12%
19303,0450.00%

Ely Population by Year