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 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ely who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (9.52%), sales jobs (9.01%), and food service (8.96%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.83 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Ely who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Ely have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ely in 2010 was $28,621, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,484 for a family of four. However, Ely contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ely is a somewhat 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 18.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ely include German, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Ely is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.