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People

Total Population 3,445
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,593
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.7%
Median Earnings25+ $24,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,847
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 21.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ely Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles N of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota
County St Louis
Metro Area Duluth - Superior
Standard Zip Codes 55731
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.903
Longitude -91.866

Ely Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINTON POWER PLANT
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 14 F
Apr Temp 26 to 49 F
Jul Temp 56 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 50 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station BABBITT 2 SE
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 35 to 52 F
Annual Precip 27.6 inches
Station TOWER 3 S
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp -14 to 16 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 48 to 77 F
Oct Temp 26 to 52 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Babbitt 1,537 $48,618

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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30 S 1ST AVE E
Ely, Minnesota
(218) 365-5140
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Ely High Schools

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600 E. HARVEY ST.
218-365-6166
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 385 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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