Melrose, OR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melrose, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Melrose Census Designated Place had a population of 755 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 755
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 515
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 597
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 745
Population in Familes 657
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 174
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $81,482
Average Household Income $115,400
Per Capita Income $44,041


Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $300,000
Average Home Value $366,972


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 229
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 0.37% 0.42%
Households 0.34% 0.35%
Families 0.43% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 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 # 233 39th
Population Density # 314 17th
Diversity Index # 356 6th
Median Household Income # 20 95th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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