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Melrose, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Melrose had a population of 3,790 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: City of Melrose.

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


Total Population 3,790
Daytime Population: Workers 2,982
Daytime Population: Residents 2,009
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 3,739
Population in Familes 3,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,189
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $48,956
Average Household Income $65,291
Per Capita Income $23,839


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,031 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 335 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $145,683
Average Home Value $186,227


Total Households 1,366
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 949
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 0.72% 0.9%
Households 0.59% 0.82%
Families 0.89% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

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, 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 # 179 80th
Population Density # 205 77th
Diversity Index # 50 94th
Median Household Income # 620 32nd
Per Capita Income # 778 14th

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