|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Ely is 3,233. Ely, Minnesota is the 6,022nd largest city in the US.
The peak population of Ely was in 1990, when its population was 4,000. In 1990, Ely was the 4,709th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,022nd largest city in the US. Ely is currently 19.2% smaller than it was in 1990.
Ely has shrunk 13.1% since the year 2000. Ely, Minnesota's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6018||Mount Shasta, California||3,236||-9.1%|
|6019||Melbourne Beach, Florida||3,235||-2.9%|
|6020||Mineral Springs, North Carolina||3,235||74.6%|
|6025||Plymouth, North Carolina||3,230||-21.8%|
|6028||New York Mills, New York||3,227||-5.8%|
The total voting age population of Ely, Minnesota, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,888. The voting age population is 50.6% male and 49.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.4% of the residents of Ely are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Ely are 97.1% White, 1.2% American Indian, 0.9% Black, 0.6% Two or more races and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 0.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Ely, 11.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 7.2%. On a per-household basis, 7.6% of families are below the poverty line in Ely.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.7% of Ely residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 95.4% of Ely residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 32.9% have a bachelor's degree and 7.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Ely residents aged 5 and older, 2.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Ely is 3.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Ely, 18.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Ely is $40,946.
In Ely, 68.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 31.9% of housing units in Ely.
Of all the housing units in Ely, 44.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Ely, 5.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 110 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Ely is $494.
In Ely, 83.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.