Ely demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,4815591
Median age34.838.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1860%44%43%
Speak English99%92%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%
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.
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  • The population density in Ely is 2610% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Ely is 8% lower than Iowa.
  • In Ely 95.59% of the population is White.
  • In Ely 0.23% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Ely 0.84% of the population is Asian.

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Ely population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.23%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race3.00%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.33%1.27%4.75%
In Ely, 2.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ely, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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