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The Melrose CDP(1) had a population of 815 as of July 1, 2021. 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 43.2476 and longitude -123.459 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Melrose Census Designated Place 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.

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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Melrose, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 815 (100%)
Population in Households 803 (98.5%)
Population in Families 707 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 187
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $63,868
Average Household Income $90,756
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $34,605
Wealth Index5 138


Total HU (Housing Units) 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $354,651
Average Home Value $413,662
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 248
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.92% 0.68%
Households 0.94% 0.76%
Families 0.99% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.8%

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, 2021 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 # 229 40th
Population Density # 310 18th
Median Household Income # 131 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 229 61st
Per Capita Income # 107 72nd
Diversity Index # 354 6th

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