Ely, MN Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Demographics

Population: 3,724. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,633 (-2.4% change)
Males: 1,871 (50.2%), Females: 1,853 (49.8%)

St. Louis County

Zip code: 55731

Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $27,615
Median house value: $56,900

Races in Ely:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (24.9%), Irish (11.2%), Norwegian (8.9%), Swedish (7.2%), English (7.2%), Polish (6.3%).

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Map of Ely, MN

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ely

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ely city

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -280 (-7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ely:

  • ELY BLOOMENSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (328 WEST CONAN STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ely:

  • WHITE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 41 miles; AURORA, MN)
  • VIRGINIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 54 miles; VIRGINIA, MN)
  • NNESOS EVELETH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 57 miles; EVELETH, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ely:

Other public-use airports nearest to Ely:

  • ELY MUNI (about 7 miles; ELY, MN; Abbreviation: ELO)
  • TOWER MUNI (about 31 miles; TOWER, MN; Abbreviation: 12D)
  • SCOTTS (about 50 miles; CRANE LAKE, MN; Abbreviation: CDD)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Ely:

  • VERMILION COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 702; Location: 1900 E CAMP ST; Public; Website: www.vcc.mnscu.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ely:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH (about 77 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 8,224)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE (about 78 miles; DULUTH, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,512)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR (about 86 miles; SUPERIOR, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,436)
  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 149 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE-BRAINERD (about 192 miles; BRAINERD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 209 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 210 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)

Schools

Public high school in Ely:

  • MEMORIAL SEC. (Students: 385; Location: 600 E. HARVEY ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Ely:

  • WASHINGTON EL. (Students: 305; Location: 600 E. HARVEY ST.; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Ely:

  • ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $185,406; Location: 30 S 1ST AVE E; 31,512 books; 817 audio materials; 681 video materials; 75 serial subscriptions)

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