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"Canoe Capital of the World"

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, in the Duluth metro area.

One tradition says the community was named after Arthur Ely, railroad promoter; another says it was named for miner Samuel B. Ely.

The latitude of Ely is 47.903N. The longitude is -91.866W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,427 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,714.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,615
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 Superior National Forest.
Former and merged names include:
· Florence
Developed as a mining town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jessica Biel, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Harvest Moon Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Boundary Waters Blues Festival - Aug. 23-25, 2007
  • Ely Winter Festival - Feb. 1-11, 2007
  • Finnish American Summer Festival - June 9, 2007
  • Blueberry Arts Festival - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ely web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bear Head Lake State Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Ely attractions: International Wolf Center
Historic sites and museums: Vermilion Interpretive Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely-Winton History Museum
Colleges and universities: Vermilion Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: EE-lee

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ely demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Louis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Duluth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55731 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Ely residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $16,855, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Ely residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ely, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.


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Libraries in Ely include Ely Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ely include Ely Echo, Ely Timberjay

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Saint Louis County supported John Kerry 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ely include Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center.

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