Ely, MN 55731 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 55731: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ely, MN 55731

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 384
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,939
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 175
  • County: Saint Louis County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.895, Longitude -91.888
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 55731 has segments in 2 Counties (Lake, Saint Louis).

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Ely, MN 55731 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,844
Daytime Population: Workers 2,632
Daytime Population: Residents 3,189
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,821
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 5,622
Population in Familes 3,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $45,525
Average Household Income $62,851
Per Capita Income $31,380


Total Housing Units 5,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,079 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,624 (48.0%)
Median Home Value $161,967
Average Home Value $254,738


Total Households 2,847
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,546
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.46%
Households 0.42% 0.39%
Families 0.29% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Ely, MN 55731 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 55731 to the other 883 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 225 75th
Population Density # 782 12th
Diversity Index # 592 33rd
Median Household Income # 762 14th
Per Capita Income # 320 64th

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