Ely, NV Profile: Facts & Data


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Ely, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Ely had a population of 4,273 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.2474 and longitude -114.8886 in White Pine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ely 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.

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Ely, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,273
Population in Households 4,215
Population in Familes 3,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $52,910
Average Household Income $63,935
Per Capita Income $27,197


Total Housing Units 2,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,157 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 694 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $157,403
Average Home Value $169,464


Total Households 1,851
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.05% -0.7%
Households -0.03% -0.71%
Families 0.21% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 61 54th
Median Household Income # 64 52nd
Per Capita Income # 59 56th

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