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Melrose, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Melrose had a population of 3,719 as of July 1, 2018. Melrose ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose is located at latitude 45.677 and longitude -94.8148 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Melrose (GNIS ID: 2395088) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: City of Melrose.

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Melrose, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,719
Population in Households 3,668
Population in Familes 3,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,167
Diversity Index3 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,196
Average Household Income $65,646
Per Capita Income $24,044

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 994 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $178,409
Average Home Value $208,828
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,344
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 930
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% 0.6%
Households 0.32% 0.54%
Families 0.53% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Melrose, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 181 80th
Population Density # 217 76th
Diversity Index # 49 95th
Median Household Income # 577 36th
Per Capita Income # 797 12th

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