Ely, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 3,355 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 1,709  (50.9%)
Females: 1,646  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 55731.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,469 (it was $27,615 in 2000)
Ely:

$44,469
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,562 (it was $16,855 in 2000)

Ely city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,999 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Ely:

$108,999
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $137,038; detached houses: $142,635; in 2-unit structures: $82,799; mobile homes: $11,669

Median gross rent in 2019: $497.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ely: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.4%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.7% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Ely, MN (2019)
    • 3,26396.6%White alone
    • 431.3%American Indian alone
    • 351.0%Black alone
    • 170.5%Two or more races
    • 80.2%Hispanic
    • 50.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ely, Minnesota as of October 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ely is 3,434 to 1.


Crime rates in Ely by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
(87.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.6)
2
(59.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(56.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.9)
1
(28.7)
2
(57.4)
4
(116.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(57.9)
3
(88.3)
1
(29.6)
2
(59.2)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(218.8)
11
(308.6)
12
(344.1)
5
(145.1)
9
(260.2)
2
(57.4)
4
(114.9)
3
(87.4)
7
(202.7)
3
(86.9)
10
(294.3)
7
(207.2)
6
(177.7)
6
(179.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(1,449)
83
(2,328)
54
(1,549)
56
(1,625)
64
(1,850)
54
(1,549)
67
(1,924)
50
(1,457)
46
(1,332)
34
(984.4)
33
(971.2)
31
(917.4)
26
(769.9)
31
(927.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(54.7)
5
(140.3)
4
(114.7)
11
(319.1)
3
(86.7)
2
(57.4)
4
(114.9)
2
(58.3)
2
(57.9)
6
(173.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(59.2)
1
(29.6)
3
(89.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index170.6232.5204.2193.5197.5168.1197.6162.372.179.677.161.981.1104.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ely, MN

Crime rate in Ely detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Slovene (13.7%), Irish (13.0%), Finnish (10.0%), American (5.6%), Norwegian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 2.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,234 people per square mile   (low).

Ely, Minnesota map

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,146 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $874 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (78.6 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (212.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (466.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Winton, MN (1.8 miles),
Babbitt, MN (4.0 miles ),
Soudan, MN (4.3 miles ),
Tower, MN (4.6 miles ),
Hoyt Lakes, MN (5.4 miles ),
Aurora, MN (5.6 miles ),
Biwabik, MN (5.8 miles ),
McKinley, MN (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 47.90 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Ely, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ely, MN in 2019
Ely satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $45,100
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $54,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $188,700
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $376,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $327,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ely, MN residents
Average permit cost in Ely, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Ely, MN
Historical housing units in Ely, MN
Most common industries in Ely, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.6%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Ely, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Ely, Minnesota

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Ely, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.341. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.341
U.S.:

5.558
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0309. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0309
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.80
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Ely-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from Ely center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in St. Louis County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ely topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ely:

  • ELY BLOOMENSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 328 WEST CONAN STREET)
  • ELY BLOOMENSON HOSPITAL HHA (328 WEST CONAN STREET)
  • BOUNDARY WATERS CARE CENTER (200 WEST CONAN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Ely:

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College/University in Ely:

  • Vermilion Community College (Full-time enrollment: 646; Location: 1900 E Camp St; Public; Website: www.vcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ely:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 76 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 77 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 79 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 83 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Bemidji State University (about 144 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 150 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 155 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

Public high school in Ely:

  • MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 600 E HARVEY ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ely:

  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 600 E HARVEY ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 600 E HARVEY ST, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Ely

Library in Ely:

  • ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $246,047; Location: 30 S 1ST AVE E; 33,480 books; 15,555 e-books; 1,572 audio materials; 2,370 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions; 9 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ely: Saint Louis County Sheriffs Department (A), Ely Police Department (B), Ely Fire Department (C), Ely City Hall (D), Ely-Winton History Museum (E), Ely Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ely include: Ely Baptist Church (A), Ely Gospel Tabernacle Church (B), Saint Anthonys Catholic Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Praise Fellowship Center (H), Word Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ely Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Miners Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ely include: Semer Park (1), Whiteside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ely Winton Historical Society (Museums; 1900 East Camp Street), Molter Dorothy Memorial Foundation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2002 East Sheridan Street), Ely Motel Budget Host (1047 East Sheridan Street), Echo Trail Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 2154 Echo Trail).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort (400 North Pioneer Road), Adventure Inn (1145 East Sheridan Street), Silver Rapids Lodge Restaurant & Campground (459 Kawishiwi Trail), Four Star Motel (1145 East Sheridan Street), Shagawa Inn (1973 West Shagawa Road), Lakeland Motel (1403 East Sheridan Street), Miners' Inn (45 West Chapman Street), Motel Ely-Budget Host (1047 East Sheridan Street), Paddle Inn (1314 East Sheridan Street).

Birthplace of: Jessica Biel - Actress, Jeff Anderson (politician) - Minnesota politician, Matt Dean - Politician, Daren Streblow - Stand-up comedian.

St. Louis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • ELY (Address: 209 East Chapman Street , Population served: 3,616, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

48.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ely in 2010:

  • 165 people in college/university student housing
  • 51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
243 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
8 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Ely (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ely Branch at 104 East Chapman Street, branch established on 1907/03/13; Ely Mb Branch at 22 E Chapman St, branch established on 1907/03/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: 102 East Sheridan Branch at 102 East Sheridan, branch established on 1960/08/17. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation
  • Boundary Waters Bank: at 601 East Sheridan Street, branch established on 1999/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $110.5 mil, Deposits: $100.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bw Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Ely:

Marital status in Ely, MN
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ely:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ely
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ely, MN (based on St. Louis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,75736
Mainline Protestant32,14391
Evangelical Protestant19,017118
Other2,76020
Orthodox9766
Black Protestant1771
None106,396-
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: 39
St. Louis County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Louis County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
St. Louis County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
St. Louis County:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Louis County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

40.0%
State:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
State:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.6%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ely:

6.9%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ely:

6.3
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

22.9%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Ely:

54.9%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Ely:

79.9%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ely, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 8$41,224$61,8360$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$42,590$73,0110$0
Electric Power 4$23,169$69,5070$0
Financial Administration 4$12,512$37,5360$0
Other and Unallocable 4$10,159$30,4770$0
Water Supply 3$8,778$35,1120$0
Local Libraries 3$14,136$56,5440$0
Police - Other 1$4,358$52,2960$0
Sewerage 1$3,568$42,8160$0
Firefighters 0$0 35$4,703
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$4,981
Totals for Government 35$160,493$55,02648$9,683

Ely government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $571,000 ($170.19)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,558,000 ($1060.51)
    Regular Highways: $1,295,000 ($385.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,201,000 ($357.97)
    Sewerage: $1,066,000 ($317.73)
    Police Protection: $935,000 ($278.69)
    General - Other: $850,000 ($253.35)
    Water Utilities: $636,000 ($189.57)
    Financial Administration: $282,000 ($84.05)
    Libraries: $270,000 ($80.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $250,000 ($74.52)
    Air Transportation: $199,000 ($59.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $141,000 ($42.03)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($25.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $29,000 ($8.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $272,000 ($81.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $1,869,000 ($557.08)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($58.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $66,000 ($19.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($11.33)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($6.56)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($6.26)
    Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($2.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($2.98)

Ely government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,063,000 ($316.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $761,000 ($226.83)
    Other: $338,000 ($100.75)
    Regular Highways: $143,000 ($42.62)
    Air Transportation: $134,000 ($39.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($6.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($1.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,659,000 ($494.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $542,000 ($161.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $78,000 ($23.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $274,000 ($81.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000 ($17.59)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($8.05)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,323,000 ($990.46)
    Water Utilities: $797,000 ($237.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,434,000 ($725.48)
    Other: $371,000 ($110.58)
    Highways: $28,000 ($8.35)
  • Tax - Property: $1,741,000 ($518.93)
    Other License: $91,000 ($27.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($10.43)

Ely government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,973,000 ($2674.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,285,000 ($2469.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,063,000 ($316.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000 ($112.07)

Ely government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,184,000 ($352.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000 ($122.21)

4.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Carlton County, MN  0.41% ($48,289 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($42,350)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($45,594)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.52% ($44,351 average AGI)
to Carlton County, MN  0.44% ($52,686)
to Douglas County, WI  0.37% ($44,128)
Businesses in Ely, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Super 81
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ely:

  • WELY (1450 AM; 1 kW; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ely:

  • WELY-FM (94.5 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: BOUNDARY WATERS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W269AC (101.7 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K208CR (89.5 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K280AT (103.9 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: RANGE PAGING, INC)
  • W288AI (105.5 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BCNG, INC.)
  • KAOD (106.7 FM; BABBITT, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • K237CE (95.3 FM; ELY, MN; Owner: HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS,INC)
  • WEVE-FM (97.9 FM; EVELETH, MN; Owner: IRON RANGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ely:

  • K28DW (Channel 28; ELY, MN; Owner: MARGIE P. REED)
  • K30DX (Channel 30; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K32DH (Channel 32; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K34DS (Channel 34; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K36CY (Channel 36; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
  • K38DH (Channel 38; ELY, MN; Owner: HARRY W. REED, II)
Ely fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Ely fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2009 09:20 AM, Camp St 0469000152, 1st Ave E, Lat: 47.904094, Lon: -91.865475, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 18, 2003 02:00 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 47.903311, Lon: -91.872942, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1998 00:39 AM, Sr-1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 1, 1992 07:00 PM, M48, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 16, 1988 02:25 AM, 105, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
Sep 2, 1987 04:15 AM, 169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • / 0.2mTotal length
  • $70,000,000Total costs
  • 2,430Total average daily traffic
  • 87Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,841Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ely)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ely, MN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ely)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Ely)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$103,27613$134,31743$119,0567$204,86414$192,1762$56,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$137,4980$01$237,9200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$23,6302$175,59018$139,2863$68,1704$210,2180$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$23,6302$120,18513$155,8151$77,4102$253,4050$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$100,2200$04$119,5730$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0153.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$70,6172$107,5550$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$51,3301$36,6701$36,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$44,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,8900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$44,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0153.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ely, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ely, MN - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 17. The highest number of fires - 32 took place in 2009, and the least - 9 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ely, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.3%), and Outside Fires (28.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ely, MN
    • 11652.3%Structure Fires
    • 6428.8%Outside Fires
    • 2812.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 146.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ely, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ely, Minnesota:

  • Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center, 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, Minnesota 55731 , Phone: (218) 365-6565
  • Adventure Inn, 1145 E Sheridan St, Ely, Minnesota 55731 , Phone: (218) 365-3140, Fax: (218) 365-3140
  • Motel Ely Budget Host, 1047 E Sheridan St, Ely, Minnesota 55731 , Phone: (218) 365-3237, Fax: (218) 365-3099
  • Smitty's On Snowbank, 14564 Snow Lodge Rd, Ely, Minnesota 55731 , Phone: (218) 365-6032, Fax: (218) 365-6032
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ely, Minnesota
Most common first names in Ely, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15878.2 years
Mary12482.8 years
Frank10479.2 years
Joseph8377.7 years
William4573.1 years
Frances4484.6 years
George4278.4 years
Robert4173.7 years
Louis3576.9 years
Ann2979.0 years
Most common last names in Ely, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Maki3879.4 years
Johnson2579.3 years
Grahek2278.9 years
Pucel2180.1 years
Anderson2178.8 years
Deyak1678.3 years
Carlson1475.9 years
Erickson1378.6 years
Starkman1379.7 years
Hill1281.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ely, MN
  • 49.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 6.6%Wood
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ely, MN
  • 32.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel


Ely compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 21 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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