Ely is a very small city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 4,134 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ely is the 23rd largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some cities, Ely isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ely are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ely is a city of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ely who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (9.20%), management occupations (9.14%), and food service (7.83%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ely has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ely a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Ely is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.60 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.
The citizens of Ely are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.47% of adults in Ely have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Ely in 2010 was $27,455, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,820 for a family of four. However, Ely contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ely is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. Ely also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ely include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Ely is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.