Ely is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,408 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ely is the 189th largest community in Minnesota. Ely has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Ely is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ely is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ely who work in office and administrative support (12.48%), food service (12.11%), and sales jobs (8.84%).
One of the benefits of Ely is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Ely does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Ely is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.10% of adults in Ely have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ely in 2010 was $22,801, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,204 for a family of four.
The people who call Ely home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ely residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ely include Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Slovene.
The most common language spoken in Ely is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Slavic languages.