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Melrose, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Melrose Census Designated Place had a population of 757 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2611755) 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.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Melrose Census Designated Place is located within Melrose Division of Douglas County.

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, 2016.

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Melrose, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 757
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 659
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $313,235
Average Home Value $376,721


Median Household Income $73,579
Average Household Income $109,398
Per Capita Income $42,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.29%
Households 0.57% 0.34%
Families 0.71% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 354 6th
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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