Ely, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ely, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Ely had a population of 4,423 as of July 1, 2017. Ely ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ely is located at latitude 39.2649 and longitude -114.8709 in White Pine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ely (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. White Pine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,437 feet.

The City of Ely (GNIS ID: 2410435) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ely is located within Ely Division of White Pine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ely, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,423
Daytime Population: Workers 1,822
Daytime Population: Residents 2,566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,388
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,368
Population in Familes 3,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $57,862
Average Household Income $65,855
Per Capita Income $27,948


Total Housing Units 2,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,247 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 662 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $147,423
Average Home Value $164,002


Total Households 1,910
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,154
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% -0.2%
Households 0.4% -0.26%
Families 0.68% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Ely, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ely to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 73rd
Population Density # 33 76th
Diversity Index # 63 52nd
Median Household Income # 50 63rd
Per Capita Income # 51 62nd

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