Ely is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,001 people and just one neighborhood, Ely is the 173rd largest community in Iowa.
Real Estate Prices
Ely real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Ely house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ely is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ely is a city of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ely who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), management occupations (13.26%) and business and financial occupations (10.69%).
Also of interest is that Ely has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Ely is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ely really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ely perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Ely doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.