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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.
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.
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.
15% of Ely residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ely, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
Libraries in Ely include White Pine County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ely include Ely Daily Times
TV stations in Ely include KBJN.
White Pine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ely political report.
The average commute time for Ely workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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