Ely, MN

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Population

3,425

0.465% decline

Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$36,179

2.52% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

1,772

5.79% growth

Median Property Value

$96,000

2.78% growth

About

In 2017, Ely, MN had a population of 3.43k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $36,179. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ely, MN declined from 3,441 to 3,425, a -0.465% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,288 to $36,179, a 2.52% increase.

The population of Ely, MN is 97.6% White Alone, 0.613% Two or More Races, and 0.584% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ely, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ely, MN are Vermilion Community College (153 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ely, MN is $96,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Ely, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ely, MN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Ely, MN employs 1.77k people. The largest industries in Ely, MN are Retail Trade (318 people), Accommodation & Food Services (260 people), and Educational Services (181 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,909), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,389), and Information ($48,906).

Median household income in Ely, MN is $36,179. Males in Ely, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Ely, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,179

2017 value

± $3,457

2.52%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Ely, MN have a median annual income of $36,179, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,288 in 2016, which represents a 2.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ely, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 153

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ely, MN was Census Tract 153 with a value of $36,037, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ely, MN (500 out of 3.21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    500 ± 131

  2. Black

    0 ± 46

  3. Native American

    0 ± 46

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.77k

2017 Value

± 242

5.79%

1 Year growth

± 18.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ely, MN grew at a rate of 5.79%, from 1.68k employees to 1.77k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ely, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (277 people), Sales & Related Occupations (255 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ely, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ely, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (277 people), Sales & Related Occupations (255 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (229 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ely, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.19 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ely, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,333), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($47,958), and Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($43,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.77k

2017 Value

± 242

5.79%

1 Year growth

± 18.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ely, MN grew at a rate of 5.79%, from 1.68k employees to 1.77k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ely, MN, are Retail Trade (318 people), Accommodation & Food Services (260 people), and Educational Services (181 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Ely, MN, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (318 people), Accommodation & Food Services (260 people), and Educational Services (181 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ely, MN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.06 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.93 times), and Retail Trade (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ely, MN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,909), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,389), and Information ($48,906).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Ely, MN has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 3.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Ely, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Ely, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.32%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

3.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ely, MN declined by 1.93% from 7.46% to 7.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ely, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ely, MN is home to a population of 3.43k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ely, MN residents were born outside of the country (34 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ely, MN is composed of 3.34k White Alone residents (97.6%), 21 Two or More Races residents (0.613%), 20 Black or African American Alone residents (0.584%), 18 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.526%), 15 Asian Alone residents (0.438%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.234%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ely, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.6

88

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 73.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ely, MN was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 88. But people in Ely, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ely, MN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    34 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ely, MN residents (34 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ely, MN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Ely, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ely, MN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.34k ± 47

  2. Two or More Races

    21 ± 27.5

  3. Black or African American Alone

    20 ± 23

In 2017, there were 159 times more White Alone residents (3.34k people) in Ely, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21 Two or More Races and 20 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ely, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ely, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ely, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ely, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    94 ± 43

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    33 ± 26

  3. Korea

    26 ± 22

Ely, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ely, MN awarded 153 degrees. The student population of Ely, MN is skewed towards men, with 404 male students and 249 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ely, MN are White (139 and 90.8%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 3.92%), Two or More Races (3 and 1.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.31%).

The largest universities in Ely, MN by number of degrees awarded are Vermilion Community College (153 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ely, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (36 and 23.5%), Natural Resource Law Enforcement & Protective Services (34 and 22.2%), and Outdoor Education (23 and 15%).

The median tuition costs in Ely, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ely, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ely, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

153 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ely, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vermilion Community College with 153 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

98

Degrees Awarded to Men

55

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 98 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ely, MN, which is 1.78 times more than the 55 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    139 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ely, MN were to White students. These 139 degrees mean that there were 23.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ely, MN was $96,000 in 2017, which is 0.441 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,400 to $96,000, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Ely, MN is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ely, MN have an average commute time of 13.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ely, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,179

Median Household Income

± $3,457

1.66k

Number of Households

± 223

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.66k households in Ely, MN grew to $36,179 from the previous year's value of $35,288.

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 $25k - $30k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$96,000

2017 Median

± $13,482

$93,400

2016 Median

± $14,506

In 2017, the median property value in Ely, MN grew to to $96,000 from the previous year's value of $93,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ely, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ely, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ely, MN 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

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Ely, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ely, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ely, MN have a shorter commute time (13.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Ely, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63%

  2. Walked

    21.1%

  3. Carpooled

    8.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ely, MN was Drove Alone (63%), followed by those who Walked (21.1%) and those who Carpooled (8.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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