Population density (sq mi)1,4815791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Ely is 2498% 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
  • In Ely 0.84% of the population is Asian

Compare Ely, IA Demographics


      Ely population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Ely age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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