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.
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, 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.
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Ely rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.47% of adults 25 and older in Ely have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
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.