Ely, IA has a population of 2,133 and is the 10,640th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,481 per sq mi which is 2610% higher than the Iowa average and 1534% higher than the national average. The median age in Ely is 35 which is approximately 8% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Ely, 63% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 84% of Ely residents were born in Iowa, 15% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.