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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ely has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ely has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ely than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ely may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ely spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Ely with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.