Ely, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 3,455 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 1,686  (48.8%)
Females: 1,769  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55731.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,081 (it was $27,615 in 2000)
Ely:

$34,081
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,554 (it was $16,855 in 2000)

Ely city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,611 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Ely:

$89,611
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $167,160; Detached houses: $172,981; Townhouses or other attached units: $226,157; In 2-unit structures: $92,266; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,363; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,286; Mobile homes: $51,531; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $135,958

Median gross rent in 2013: $518.

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  • Races in Ely, MN (2010)

    Ely races chart
    • 3,28995.1%White alone
    • 541.6%Two or more races
    • 391.1%Hispanic
    • 320.9%Black alone
    • 230.7%Asian alone
    • 220.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ely: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.0%), Norwegian (8.3%), Swedish (8.2%), Irish (6.2%), English (5.3%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 2.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,271 people per square mile   (low).

Ely,MN real estate house value index trend

Ely, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Ely:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ely city:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

42 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $848 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $733 (0.8%)

Ely satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.90 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Area code: 218

Ely household income distribution Ely home values distribution

Crime rates in Ely by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2124N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
per 100,000 52.626.453.4108.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A87.40.0
Robberies 0001020000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.027.00.056.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 24103103011240
per 100,000 52.6105.7267.081.127.30.086.00.028.928.757.4116.60.0
Burglaries 1918213981112592437
per 100,000 500.0475.4560.71,053.8218.8308.6344.1145.1260.257.4114.987.4202.7
Thefts 86949294538354566454675046
per 100,000 2,263.22,482.82,456.62,539.91,449.32,328.21,548.61,624.61,850.21,548.61,924.21,456.91,331.8
Auto thefts 4213102541132422
per 100,000 105.352.8347.1270.254.7140.3114.7319.186.757.4114.958.357.9
Arson 0000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.028.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 175.7168.6246.2289.8160.7219.0192.3182.2185.9158.3186.1152.867.9

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Crime rate in Ely detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Minnesota average:

1.65
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -280 (-7.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Ely, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ely-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 96% 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 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.5 miles away from Ely center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 278.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 443.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 250.4 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) earthquake occurred 468.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Ely topographic map

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

6.399

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.:

1.9118

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.08
U.S.:

9.35

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.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.4%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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

Ely, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

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

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
This 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.
Minnesota:

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
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Louis County:

25.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.4%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.7%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.8%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ely:

21.7%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ely:

6.9
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.9%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Ely:

53.2%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Ely:

76.0%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ely, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,522$33,1321$1,333
Other Government Administration 3$11,426$45,7040$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,622$37,2440$0
Firefighters 0$0 38$5,301
Streets and Highways 11$27,350$29,8360$0
Sewerage 2$6,190$37,1400$0
Water Supply 3$6,190$24,7600$0
Electric Power 3$9,173$36,6920$0
Local Libraries 3$7,468$29,8720$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,238$31,4280$0
Totals for Government 35$97,179$33,31939$6,634

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,868,000 ($540.67)
    Regular Highways: $855,000 ($247.47)
    Police Protection: $735,000 ($212.74)
    General - Other: $532,000 ($153.98)
    Sewerage: $493,000 ($142.69)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($104.78)
    Air Transportation: $342,000 ($98.99)
    Financial Administration: $248,000 ($71.78)
    Fire Protection: $175,000 ($50.65)
    Libraries: $174,000 ($50.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $154,000 ($44.57)
    Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($16.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $155,000 ($44.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,351,000 ($1548.77)
    Water Utilities: $1,232,000 ($356.58)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($8.10)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($5.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,725,000 ($499.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $165,000 ($47.76)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $544,000 ($157.45)
    Regular Highways: $119,000 ($34.44)
    All Other: $87,000 ($25.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($8.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000,000 ($1157.74)
    Water Utilities: $229,000 ($66.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($8.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $510,000 ($147.61)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($9.26)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,056,000 ($595.08)
    Water Utilities: $312,000 ($90.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,676,000 ($485.09)
    All Other: $208,000 ($60.20)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($21.71)
  • Tax - Property: $1,145,000 ($331.40)
    NEC: $89,000 ($25.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,277,000 ($948.48)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,870,000 ($1120.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,575,000 ($455.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,915,000 ($1422.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $657,000 ($190.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,340,000 ($1545.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $140,000 ($40.52)

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  0.34% ($36,195 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.33% ($28,508)
from Carlton County, MN  0.28% ($32,319)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($404 average AGI)
St. Louis County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($30,668 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.36% ($27,641)
to Carlton County, MN  0.34% ($38,230)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Ely fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2009 09:20 AM, Camp St 0469000152, 1st Ave E, Lat: 47.90409, Lon: -91.86548, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 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, Drunken persons involved: 2
Sep 2, 1987 04:15 AM, 169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ely)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ely, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (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: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ely)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ely)
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Ely

See full 2006 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
All 3 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Ely, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Super 81
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Pizza Hut1

Ely compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Eugine W. Goad (1)
  • Roger Lyle Summers (1)
  • Travis Edward Cunningham (1)
  • Roger E. Luehrs (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2016.