Latest Data (2017)
Population 3,387
Nationwide Rank 5839

Quick Facts

Ely, Minnesota is the 5,839th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Ely, Minnesota is a city.

Ely, Minnesota is currently 15.3% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Ely, Minnesota's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5829 Estacada, Oregon 3,398 37.4%
5830 Keego Harbor, Michigan 3,398 22.8%
5831 Clifton, Texas 3,397 -4.1%
5832 Blackstone, Virginia 3,396 -8.4%
5833 Story City, Iowa 3,396 4.7%
5834 West Lake Hills, Texas 3,396 8.6%
5835 Paris, Arkansas 3,395 -8.4%
5836 Aubrey, Texas 3,391 122.5%
5837 Hanceville, Alabama 3,391 14.2%
5838 Newcastle, Wyoming 3,389 3.8%
5839 Ely, Minnesota 3,387 -9.0%
5840 Mayfield, Ohio 3,386 -1.2%
5841 Jena, Louisiana 3,382 13.3%
5842 Philippi, West Virginia 3,380 17.9%
5843 Pawhuska, Oklahoma 3,377 -6.9%
5844 Corunna, Michigan 3,376 -0.5%
5845 Pittsboro, Indiana 3,375 106.6%
5846 Peshtigo, Wisconsin 3,373 0.2%
5847 Tipton, Missouri 3,372 3.4%
5848 Tuckerton, New Jersey 3,372 -4.1%
5849 Chandler, Indiana 3,371 8.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Minnesota

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
4029 Litchfield 6,630 0.7%
4083 Spring Lake Park 6,502 -3.7%
4101 Medina 6,460 60.1%
4120 Kasson 6,387 41.6%
4167 Jordan 6,255 58.0%
4207 Stewartville 6,119 12.1%
4238 Delano 6,059 51.9%
4260 International Falls 5,992 -10.1%
4302 Corcoran 5,912 4.7%
4353 Dayton 5,791 22.6%
4379 Isanti 5,721 135.3%
4405 Zimmerman 5,654 93.7%
4425 Falcon Heights 5,592 -0.1%
4469 Glencoe 5,502 0.8%
4501 Byron 5,426 52.9%
4516 St. Paul Park 5,392 5.8%
4566 Morris 5,297 -0.7%
4611 North Oaks 5,207 32.8%
4641 Montevideo 5,133 -6.7%
4657 Chisago City 5,109 32.4%
4658 Lake City 5,109 0.7%
4710 La Crescent 5,028 1.7%
4725 Redwood Falls 4,990 -9.1%
4734 Circle Pines 4,978 6.6%
4770 Oak Park Heights 4,918 30.7%
4771 Chisholm 4,916 -0.8%
4812 Carver 4,861 267.1%
4823 Becker 4,840 77.4%
4881 Elko New Market 4,716 452.8%
4899 Nowthen 4,699 31.1%
4911 Princeton 4,676 17.0%
4945 Luverne 4,619 0.2%
4962 Wayzata 4,586 11.5%
4995 Lindstrom 4,532 44.7%
5020 Rockford 4,488 25.1%
5058 Windom 4,431 -1.6%
5071 Dilworth 4,415 45.3%
5084 St. James 4,402 -5.5%
5089 Watertown 4,386 40.2%
5091 Sauk Centre 4,379 10.8%
5258 Grant 4,149 2.6%
5264 Rice Lake 4,145
5283 Scandia 4,120 11.3%
5288 Goodview 4,109 11.2%
5290 Cold Spring 4,108 24.1%
5312 Wadena 4,075 -5.0%
5318 Columbus 4,065 2.4%
5320 Cannon Falls 4,063 3.3%
5340 Pipestone 4,034 -7.6%
5348 Park Rapids 4,021 16.9%
5353 Centerville 4,009 23.6%
5355 Le Sueur 4,009 1.1%
5371 Lonsdale 3,992 161.9%
5430 Deephaven 3,911 1.5%
5524 Independence 3,790 15.9%
5553 St. Charles 3,757 12.9%
5564 Bayport 3,735 17.9%
5574 Norwood Young America 3,723 19.0%
5595 St. Augusta 3,686 36.7%
5644 Eveleth 3,622 -6.1%
5647 Melrose 3,618 16.5%
5685 Newport 3,577 -3.7%
5732 Two Harbors 3,517 -2.8%
5767 Mora 3,470 3.5%
5781 Hanover 3,456 145.2%
5808 Perham 3,421 32.8%
5819 Zumbrota 3,409 20.6%
5825 Sleepy Eye 3,404 -6.6%
5839 Ely 3,387 -9.0%
5851 Annandale 3,370 25.2%
5855 Pine Island 3,366 36.7%
5894 Long Prairie 3,324 9.7%
5932 Plainview 3,291 3.0%
6000 Breckenridge 3,224 -9.1%
6001 Jackson 3,221 -7.8%
6047 Montrose 3,168 153.0%
6061 Rush City 3,156 48.0%
6080 Blue Earth 3,135 -13.2%
6134 Benson 3,091 -8.7%
6137 Pine City 3,090 0.1%
6177 Proctor 3,058 7.3%
6199 Eagle Lake 3,030 65.9%
6216 Afton 3,010 5.6%
6231 Greenfield 2,992 16.2%
6273 Staples 2,955 -5.8%
6276 Montgomery 2,950 5.3%
6333 Milaca 2,890 12.2%
6365 Mountain Iron 2,863 -5.0%
6423 Moose Lake 2,798 24.9%
6436 Chatfield 2,783 15.2%
6461 Osseo 2,768 13.8%
6484 Caledonia 2,752 -7.1%
6501 Cokato 2,739 0.2%
6509 Granite Falls 2,734 -12.6%
6525 Dodge Center 2,722 21.1%
6529 Cohasset 2,719 9.5%
6558 Albany 2,695 42.5%
6562 Roseau 2,693 -1.9%
6632 Foley 2,634 22.0%
6638 Sandstone 2,631 9.6%
6692 Barnesville 2,583 18.2%
6748 Rockville 2,539 5.2%
6760 Lauderdale 2,528 5.8%
6763 Glenwood 2,527 -2.5%
6798 Paynesville 2,494 8.7%
6803 Lake Crystal 2,493 2.9%
6824 Wabasha 2,481 -4.6%
6832 Le Center 2,473 8.9%
6843 Pelican Rapids 2,466 4.4%
6898 Spring Valley 2,421 -4.0%
6944 St. Bonifacius 2,388 24.8%
6954 Breezy Point 2,381 139.2%
6999 Olivia 2,350 -8.4%
7010 Crosby 2,344 2.0%
7065 Excelsior 2,307 -3.4%
7083 Pequot Lakes 2,300 27.7%
7103 Winsted 2,289 8.2%
7153 Janesville 2,259 5.9%
7161 Crosslake 2,251 18.2%
7176 Madelia 2,239 -4.0%
7197 Gaylord 2,223 -2.7%
7237 Wells 2,195 -16.0%
7245 Hawley 2,190 16.4%
7299 Arlington 2,153 5.0%
7348 Maple Lake 2,126 29.9%
7428 Mayer 2,089 251.6%
7482 Mountain Lake 2,061 -1.0%
7489 Tracy 2,056 -9.3%
7491 Howard Lake 2,054 10.4%
7526 Lexington 2,037 -5.0%
7533 Nisswa 2,034 3.9%
7555 Springfield 2,022 -8.6%
7557 Slayton 2,021 -2.6%
7566 Aitkin 2,016 -0.6%
7569 Eyota 2,015 22.4%
7635 Blooming Prairie 1,981 1.9%
7639 Hoyt Lakes 1,978 -4.9%
7655 Coleraine 1,970 78.1%
7861 Waterville 1,867 1.4%
7885 Hinckley 1,857 42.5%
7916 Long Lake 1,840 0.0%
7945 Lakeland 1,826 -4.7%
7948 Maple Plain 1,824 -12.6%
7988 Kenyon 1,806 8.7%
7993 Ortonville 1,805 -15.8%
8006 Spring Park 1,799 4.8%
8013 Gilbert 1,796 -2.6%
8027 Braham 1,789 38.2%
8030 Clearwater 1,786 106.7%
8077 Silver Bay 1,769 -14.2%
8091 Warroad 1,763 2.6%
8202 Lester Prairie 1,715 24.9%
8205 Rushford 1,715 0.4%
8225 Osakis 1,705 9.0%
8230 Mapleton 1,703 1.3%
8232 Canby 1,701 -10.3%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 3,387 5,839
2016 3,390 5,828
2015 3,408 5,798
2014 3,455 5,742
2013 3,455 5,745
2012 3,438 5,746
2011 3,446 5,732
2010 3,460 5,696
2009 3,482 5,599
2008 3,485 5,573
2007 3,484 5,560
2006 3,502 5,517
2005 3,532 5,463
2004 3,582 5,409
2003 3,621 5,366
2002 3,662 5,309
2001 3,687 5,269
2000 3,722 5,224
1990 4,000 4,709