Ely, MN

Census Place

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2022 Population
3,265
0.457% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
46.3
11.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.6%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,095
5.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,400
24.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ely, MN had a population of 3.27k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $47,095. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ely, MN declined from 3,280 to 3,265, a −0.457% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,745 to $47,095, a 5.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ely, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.19%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%).

None of the households in Ely, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Ely, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Minnesota North College - Vermilion (150 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2022, the median property value in Ely, MN was $157,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Ely, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ely, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ely, MN is home to a population of 3.27k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.81% of Ely, MN residents were born outside of the country (59 people).

In 2022, there were 50.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.05k people) in Ely, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 45 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Ely, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ely, MN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ely, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.05k ± 91
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    60 ± 38.6
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    45 ± 46
2.24%
Hispanic Population
73 people

In 2022, there were 50.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.05k people) in Ely, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 45 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Ely, MN are hispanic (73 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ely, MN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
59 people
0.762%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25 people

As of 2022, 1.81% of Ely, MN residents (59 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ely, MN was 0.762%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87 ± 58
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    48 ± 45

Ely, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ely, MN employs 1.68k people. The largest industries in Ely, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (239 people), Educational Services (211 people), and Retail Trade (189 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($120,074), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,063), and Public Administration ($46,979).

Occupations

1.68k
2022 Value
± 251
−7.95%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ely, MN declined at a rate of −7.95%, from 1.82k employees to 1.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ely, MN, are Management Occupations (234 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (167 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (166 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ely, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.68k
2022 Value
± 251
−7.95%
1 Year decline
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ely, MN declined at a rate of −7.95%, from 1.82k employees to 1.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ely, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (239 people), Educational Services (211 people), and Retail Trade (189 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ely, MN, though some of these residents may live in Ely, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,042
Median earning men ± $1,812
$31,016
Median earning women ± $3,864

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($113,333), Manufacturing ($73,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,448), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,017), and Manufacturing ($31,923).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2021, universities in Ely, MN awarded 150 degrees. The student population of Ely, MN in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 329 male students and 246 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ely, MN are White (134 and 89.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5 and 3.33%), Two or More Races (5 and 3.33%), and Black or African American (3 and 2%).

The largest universities in Ely, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota North College - Vermilion (150 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ely, MN was $157,400 in 2022, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $126,000 to $157,400, a 24.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ely, MN is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ely, MN have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ely, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$157,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,827
$1,028
Median Property Taxes
±$186

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ely, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
72.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Ely, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 153
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$47,095
Median Household Income
± $14,095
1.64k
Number of Households
± 275

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.64k households in Ely, MN grew to $47,095 from the previous year's value of $44,745.

The following chart displays the households in Ely, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ely, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (63.2%)
  2. Walked (19.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.84%)

In 2022, 63.2% of workers in Ely, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (19.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.84%).

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ely, MN have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Ely, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ely, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ely, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ely, MN (404 out of 2.98k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ely, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Ely, MN has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MN see 766 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.42% decrease from the previous year (777 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 333 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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766 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis County, MN

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MN see an average of 766 patients per year. This represents a 1.42% decrease from the previous year (777 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Louis County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.9% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.05%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
18.8%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ely, MN declined by 22.6% from 10.4% to 8.05%.

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