Ely, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 2,001 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +74.2%
Males: 968  (48.4%)
Females: 1,033  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52227.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $95,306 (it was $57,250 in 2000)
Ely:

$95,306
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,555 (it was $20,936 in 2000)

Ely city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,224 (it was $121,800 in 2000)
Ely:

$188,224
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $158,772; Detached houses: $170,101; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,372; In 2-unit structures: $99,089; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,903; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,720; Mobile homes: $27,841

Median gross rent in 2013: $674.

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  • Races in Ely, IA (2010)

    Ely races chart
    • 1,70495.9%White alone
    • 402.3%Hispanic
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Asian alone
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

Races in Ely detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ely: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.8%), Irish (13.8%), Czech (11.5%), Norwegian (6.2%), English (3.3%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/12/1903

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,477 people per square mile   (low).

Ely,IA real estate house value index trend

Ely, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Ely:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ely city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

21 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,880 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,040 (1.5%)

Ely satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (8.6 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (139.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (201.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shueyville, IA (2.0 miles ), Bertram, IA (2.4 miles ), Swisher, IA (2.5 miles ), Solon, IA (2.6 miles ), Cedar Rapids, IA (2.9 miles ), Mount Vernon, IA (3.0 miles ), North Liberty, IA (3.0 miles ), Lisbon, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $194,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.88 N, Longitude: 91.58 W

Area code: 319

Ely household income distribution Ely home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +633 (+122.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Ely: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ely, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ely, Iowa average temperatures Ely, Iowa average precipitation Ely, Iowa humidity Ely, Iowa wind speed Ely, Iowa snowfall Ely, Iowa sunshine Ely, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ely-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Ely city center .

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 24.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ely-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 306.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from Ely center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 336.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from Ely center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ely topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ely:

  • TANAGER PLACE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • REM IOWA-MANSFIELD AVENUE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER - CEDAR RAPIDS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER - CEDAR RAPIDS Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • LIVING CENTER WEST (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • METH-WICK HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Ely:

  • 17 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ely:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 5 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 16 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 55 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 58 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 58 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Augustana College (about 60 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Library in Ely:

  • ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $81,935; Location: 1595 DOWS ST; 16,299 books; 318 audio materials; 2,100 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ely: College-Ely-Putnam Fire Department (A), Ely City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ely: Saint John's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ely: Ely Town Bell Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Linn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.522. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.522
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.57
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.6%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Ely, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Ely (2011 data):

  • Solon State Bank: Ely Branch at 1540 State Street, branch established on 1936/05/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.6 mil, Deposits: $62.4 mil, headquarters in Solon, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Solon Financial, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Ely travel time to work - commute Ely mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ely city (based on Linn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.1%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ely:

52.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ely:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ely:

35.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Ely:

60.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ely:

81.7%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ely, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$7,528$45,1681$340
Streets and Highways 1$3,268$39,2160$0
Sewerage 1$5,059$60,7080$0
Water Supply 1$2,245$26,9400$0
Local Libraries 0$0 7$4,980
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$246
Totals for Government 5$18,100$43,4409$5,566

Ely government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $490,000 ($244.88)
    Fire Protection: $359,000 ($179.41)
    Libraries: $19,000 ($9.50)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($7.50)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($35.48)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($32.98)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($32.48)
    Libraries: $46,000 ($22.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($21.99)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($10.49)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($8.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($5.00)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($5.00)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.50)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($2.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($32.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $21,000 ($10.49)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($4.50)
    General: $5,000 ($2.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $46,000 ($22.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($11.99)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($9.50)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($8.50)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($3.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $84,000 ($41.98)

Ely government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $93,000 ($46.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($25.49)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($6.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($4.00)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($2.00)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.50)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($40.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $92,000 ($45.98)
    General Support: $14,000 ($7.00)
    All Other: $9,000 ($4.50)
  • Tax - Property: $453,000 ($226.39)
    Total General Sales: $27,000 ($13.49)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.00)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($1.00)

Ely government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,292,000 ($645.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $87,000 ($43.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,249,000 ($624.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $130,000 ($64.97)

Ely government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $22,000 ($10.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,000 ($3.50)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, IA  0.70% ($39,990 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.34% ($34,705)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($29,311)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, IA  0.61% ($38,859 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($38,476)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($37,921)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ely:

  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ely:

  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K236AA (95.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ely:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Ely fatal accident list:

Apr 17, 2005 09:59 AM, Poplar St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 4,230Total average daily traffic
  • 6,579Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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  • 2049 Klouda Road (Lat: 41.917111 Lon: -91.563556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: KNKA646
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • DOUG GOODSON, 2049 Klouda Road (Lat: 41.917111 Lon: -91.563556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2049 Klouda Road (Lat: 41.917111 Lon: -91.563556), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., SUI
  • PETER M CONNOLLY,, 2103 Seven Sisters Road (Lat: 41.860972 Lon: -91.569056), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SUITE 100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2103 Seven Sisters Road (Lat: 41.860972 Lon: -91.569056), Type: 51.8, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SUITE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Highway 30 and 13, 2049 Klouda Road (Lat: 41.917111 Lon: -91.563556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WPTJ599
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 10/16/2021, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2013, Certifier: John E RooneyRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ely)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4984T , Serial Number: 28-7225302, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Tom A Winkowski, Po Box 74, Ely, IA 52227

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$133,3254$147,313
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$97,650
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$130,080
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2003 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ely that have no violations reported:

  • ELY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 1,776, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Ely

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ely, IA
Most common first names in Ely, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna1087.1 years
Joseph873.5 years
George771.6 years
Frank785.1 years
William679.2 years
Mary691.2 years
Louis580.4 years
Marie486.5 years
Libbie477.0 years
John464.2 years
Most common last names in Ely, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith679.8 years
Erenberger578.6 years
Vavra590.8 years
Becicka487.7 years
Carson487.5 years
Osborn452.2 years
Klouda475.5 years
Netolicky472.5 years
Tichy479.8 years
Hynek391.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)
  • No fuel used (0%)

Ely compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ely on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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