Melrose, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Melrose, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Melrose Census Designated Place had a population of 750 as of July 1, 2015. Melrose ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose is located at latitude 43.2529 and longitude -123.4575 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Melrose Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 420 feet.

The Melrose Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

Melrose Census Designated Place, OR Boundary Map

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Melrose, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 750
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 654
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 173
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $347,857
Average Home Value $390,182
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,684
Average Household Income $70,896
Per Capita Income $27,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.27%
Households 0.54% 0.35%
Families 0.76% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Melrose, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 232 39th
Population Density1 # 312 18th
Diversity Index2 # 356 6th
Median Household Income # 101 73rd
Per Capita Income # 111 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.