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Melrose, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Melrose Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Douglas County at latitude 43.2529 and longitude -123.4575. Douglas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 420 feet.

The formal official name is the Melrose Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Melrose, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Melrose indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Melrose, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 746
Population in Households 736
Population in Familes 651
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $329,851
Average Home Value $376,423


Median Household Income $53,630
Average Household Income $68,459
Per Capita Income $26,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.13%
Households 0.59% 0.21%
Families 0.84% 0.09%
Median Household Income   5.96%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

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, 2014 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 # 353 7th
Median Household Income # 87 77th
Per Capita Income # 105 72nd

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