Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,230
Nationwide Rank 7191

Quick Facts

Ely, Iowa is the 7,191st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Ely, Iowa is a city.

Ely, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Ely had its largest population ever.

Ely, Iowa is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 99% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
7181 New Market, Virginia 2,237 28.8%
7182 Gates Mills, Ohio 2,235 -10.1%
7183 Holden, Missouri 2,235 -11.3%
7184 Castle Rock, Washington 2,234 5.1%
7185 Chase City, Virginia 2,234 -8.7%
7186 Jonesville, North Carolina 2,234 -1.2%
7187 Oxford, Georgia 2,234 18.5%
7188 Trenton, Georgia 2,233 14.5%
7189 Fort Plain, New York 2,232 -2.2%
7190 Hudson, Michigan 2,231 -10.5%
7191 Ely, Iowa 2,230 92.7%
7192 Greenport, New York 2,230 8.7%
7193 Sterling, Kansas 2,230 -16.6%
7194 Cedaredge, Colorado 2,228 19.7%
7195 Waterford, New York 2,226 0.9%
7196 Poth, Texas 2,225 19.3%
7197 Gaylord, Minnesota 2,223 -2.7%
7198 Helmetta, New Jersey 2,223 21.0%
7199 North Prairie, Wisconsin 2,222 36.0%
7200 Hickman, Nebraska 2,221 97.0%
7201 New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 2,220 -9.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5052 Mount Vernon 4,435 16.0%
5088 Adel 4,386 26.8%
5146 Camanche 4,305 2.2%
5199 Carlisle 4,238 18.0%
5200 Hampton 4,237 0.6%
5211 Dyersville 4,220 4.1%
5257 Jefferson 4,150 -10.0%
5278 Chariton 4,122 -10.0%
5300 Forest City 4,091 -6.9%
5394 Le Claire 3,969 35.5%
5465 Monticello 3,871 6.1%
5527 Carter Lake 3,787 16.4%
5533 Huxley 3,782 61.8%
5537 Cresco 3,776 -3.1%
5542 Emmetsburg 3,771 -3.3%
5548 Albia 3,762 0.0%
5554 West Liberty 3,755 12.0%
5558 Rock Valley 3,746 30.2%
5589 Waukon 3,697 -10.4%
5687 Osage 3,574 3.3%
5768 Robins 3,470 87.9%
5800 Eagle Grove 3,428 -7.5%
5816 New Hampton 3,413 -7.4%
5833 Story City 3,396 4.7%
5863 Tiffin 3,361 207.2%
6005 Tipton 3,218 1.6%
6075 Williamsburg 3,139 18.5%
6185 Garner 3,052 4.1%
6206 Milford 3,025 21.7%
6298 West Burlington 2,927 -7.2%
6390 Wilton 2,832 0.0%
6409 Onawa 2,809 -9.3%
6452 Tama 2,775 1.9%
6458 Clarion 2,769 -6.4%
6543 Jesup 2,708 22.4%
6566 Grundy Center 2,689 3.2%
6587 Bloomfield 2,676 2.8%
6622 Eldora 2,653 -12.5%
6624 Missouri Valley 2,649 -11.3%
6637 Fairfax 2,631 172.9%
6643 Solon 2,626 119.0%
6662 Sibley 2,611 -6.3%
6688 Madrid 2,587 6.8%
6732 Center Point 2,551 26.0%
6737 Rock Rapids 2,549 -0.7%
6740 Kalona 2,544 10.5%
6806 Hawarden 2,491 0.6%
6859 Marengo 2,451 -3.3%
6878 Belle Plaine 2,441 -15.1%
6938 West Branch 2,393 8.3%
6992 Hudson 2,354 11.0%
7008 West Union 2,346 -7.9%
7050 Belmond 2,317 -9.4%
7064 Hull 2,309 17.6%
7075 Mitchellville 2,303 12.7%
7111 Cascade 2,285 15.7%
7133 La Porte City 2,272 -2.0%
7141 Lamoni 2,267 -7.2%
7175 Lisbon 2,239 17.1%
7191 Ely 2,230 92.7%
7272 Bellevue 2,175 -7.8%
7286 Toledo 2,164 -14.6%
7367 Rockwell City 2,114 -4.6%
7407 Sac City 2,098 -11.8%
7411 Postville 2,096 -7.7%
7476 Ida Grove 2,066 -11.6%
7477 Colfax 2,064 -7.3%
7553 Wapello 2,023 -4.6%
7554 Ogden 2,022 -0.3%
7559 Lake Mills 2,019 -5.8%
7595 Sigourney 2,002 -9.4%
7614 Sumner 1,993 -5.0%
7626 Britt 1,985 -3.1%
7657 Northwood 1,970 -3.7%
7701 Parkersburg 1,946 3.2%
7703 Epworth 1,945 31.0%
7723 Audubon 1,937 -18.7%
7725 Alta 1,936 4.1%
7853 Atkins 1,870 87.3%
7867 Monroe 1,864 2.9%
7880 Columbus Junction 1,859 -2.0%
7886 New London 1,857 -3.6%
7913 Leon 1,843 -6.4%
7922 Denver 1,838 13.4%
7930 Durant 1,833 14.3%
7943 Guttenberg 1,828 -7.8%
7980 Greenfield 1,809 -14.5%
8176 Prairie City 1,727 26.2%
8237 Peosta 1,699 156.6%
8239 Dallas Center 1,698 5.7%
8251 Stuart 1,695 -1.2%
8255 Pocahontas 1,693 -13.4%
8283 Blue Grass 1,680 43.5%
8284 Farley 1,679 24.7%
8299 Lake City 1,670 -8.3%
8307 Mount Ayr 1,666 -11.4%
8314 Pleasantville 1,664 7.7%
8357 Remsen 1,641 -6.7%
8360 Walcott 1,640 7.4%
8375 Reinbeck 1,637 -6.2%
8398 Traer 1,627 2.0%
8422 Moville 1,613 1.3%
8443 Corydon 1,607 1.1%
8463 Nashua 1,598 -1.2%
8484 Manson 1,589 -15.7%
8487 Hartley 1,587 -8.1%
8601 Mediapolis 1,536 -6.6%
8622 Ackley 1,525 -15.9%
8641 Avoca 1,518 -5.5%
8670 Oakland 1,506 1.4%
8681 Guthrie Center 1,503 -9.5%
8692 Slater 1,500 14.1%
8727 Monona 1,488 -3.5%
8758 Corning 1,475 -17.2%
8769 Urbana 1,470 41.3%
8770 Fayette 1,469 8.8%
8798 Akron 1,461 -1.8%
8805 State Center 1,459 8.2%
8831 Walford 1,450 18.1%
8840 Manning 1,443 -2.9%
8855 Logan 1,439 -7.2%
8885 Kingsley 1,426 14.2%
8886 Woodward 1,426 18.2%
8902 Wellman 1,419 -0.1%
8931 Montezuma 1,409 -2.9%
8942 Woodbine 1,407 -10.2%
8968 Earlham 1,400 7.6%
8971 Lenox 1,400 -0.2%
8975 Bedford 1,398 -13.9%
8987 Granger 1,394 114.7%
8992 Brooklyn 1,391 1.6%
9015 Sanborn 1,384 2.3%
9037 Lone Tree 1,376 19.5%
9058 Clarksville 1,372 -4.7%
9063 Nora Springs 1,371 -10.3%
9082 Holstein 1,364 -6.9%
9111 Tripoli 1,353 3.6%
9150 Dysart 1,333 2.4%
9229 Maharishi Vedic City 1,305 1350.0%
9254 Manly 1,298 -3.2%
9282 New Sharon 1,292 -1.2%
9300 Arnolds Park 1,287 7.0%
9302 Shell Rock 1,287 -0.7%
9304 Roland 1,286 -2.9%
9307 Dike 1,285 34.9%
9310 Buffalo 1,284 -7.2%
9324 Central City 1,280 10.8%
9368 Coon Rapids 1,264 -2.7%
9390 Alton 1,257 14.0%
9428 Melcher-Dallas 1,247 -4.0%
9465 Strawberry Point 1,233 -10.5%
9485 Elkader 1,226 -16.2%
9642 Mapleton 1,180 -10.5%
9656 Jewell Junction 1,175 -5.0%
9670 Villisca 1,171 -13.0%
9733 Laurens 1,156 -21.0%
9772 Springville 1,143 4.4%
9775 Elk Run Heights 1,142 8.7%
9786 Gilbert 1,140 14.6%
9816 Van Meter 1,131 30.2%
9822 Baxter 1,129 7.0%
9839 St. Ansgar 1,125 9.4%
9844 Fairbank 1,123 6.9%
9849 Mechanicsville 1,122 -4.6%
9858 Lake Park 1,120 8.8%
9865 Sheffield 1,118 20.4%
9872 Glidden 1,116 -12.7%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 2,230 7,191
2016 2,150 7,300
2015 2,074 7,436
2014 2,001 7,581
2013 1,931 7,710
2012 1,880 7,787
2011 1,833 7,894
2010 1,776 8,025
2009 1,618 8,292
2008 1,575 8,382
2007 1,550 8,424
2006 1,508 8,519
2005 1,459 8,630
2004 1,435 8,682
2003 1,320 8,997
2002 1,251 9,220
2001 1,210 9,356
2000 1,157 9,569
1990 515 12,913