Ely, NV has a population of 4,169 and is the 7,254th largest city in the United States. The population density is 546 per sq mi which is 2089% higher than the Nevada average and 503% higher than the national average. The median age in Ely is 40 which is approximately 5% higher than the Nevada average of 38. In Ely, 57% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 43% of Ely residents were born in Nevada, 53% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.