Melrose, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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Melrose, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Melrose Census Designated Place had a population of 773 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Melrose, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 773
Population in Households 762
Population in Familes 672
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 178
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $85,068
Average Household Income $115,396
Per Capita Income $44,081


Total Housing Units 319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $310,484
Average Home Value $357,932


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.64%
Households 0.56% 0.61%
Families 0.64% 0.59%
Median Household Income   4.84%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2018 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 # 313 17th
Diversity Index # 352 7th
Median Household Income # 22 94th
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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