Ely is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,149 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Ely is located at 41°52′32″N 91°34′59″W / 41.87556°N 91.58306°W / 41.87556; -91.58306 (41.875431, -91.583061).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.