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Ely is a city in White Pine County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Ely, VT; another says it was named for John Ely, miner; a third attributes the name to Smith Ely, who built a smelting mill here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nevada named Ely. For links to other places called Ely, NV, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ely is 39.247N. The longitude is -114.887W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,437 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,691.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,408
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ely demographic reports
Ely is in the Steptoe Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Murry Creek Station
Mining operations here were bought up by the Guggenheim family, operators of worldwide mining and metals-processing business. The mines closed in 1979
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Ely Shoshone Fandango - July 6-8, 2007
  • Bristlecone Arts in the Parks - Aug. 4-5, 2007
  • White Pine County Fair - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ely web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cave Lake State Park, Egan Crest Trails, Garnet Hill, Goshute Canyon/Cave, Illipah Reservoir, Timber Creek Recreation Area, Ward Mountain Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Site, East Ely Railroad Depot Museum, Nevada Northern Railway Museum, White Pine Public Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ely demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the White Pine County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Ely residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ely ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ely was $17,013, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Ely residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Ely festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ely, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.


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Libraries in Ely include White Pine County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ely include Ely Daily Times

TV stations in Ely include KBJN.

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White Pine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ely political report.

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The average commute time for Ely workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ely include Best Western, Best Western Main Motel, Motel 6, Ramada Inn.

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NV communities formerly known as Ely:
  �Pioche, Lincoln County

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