Who lives in Melrose?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 180 5.0%
5-9 years 308 8.5%
10-14 years 283 7.8%
15-17 years 264 7.3%
18-24 years 181 5.0%
25-34 years 313 8.6%
35-44 years 494 13.6%
45-54 years 622 17.1%
55-64 years 397 10.9%
65-74 years 277 7.6%
75-84 years 184 5.1%
85 years and older 131 3.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 1,762 48.5%
Female 1,872 51.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 3,575 98.4%
Of Color suppressed
Black or African American suppressed
American Indian and Alaskan Native suppressed
Asian or Pacific Islander suppressed
Other suppressed
Two or more races suppressed
Hispanic or Latino 765 21.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 3,454 100.0%
English only 2,634 76.3%
Language other than English 820 23.7%
Speaks English less than "very well" 549 15.9%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 3,559 100.0%
Population with a disability 419 11.8%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Foreign-born residents 536 14.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 3,610 100.0%
Same residence 3,395 94.0%
Different residence in the U.S. 215 6.0%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Melrose's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 1,393 100.0%
Less than $35,000 446 32.0%
$35,000-$49,999 217 15.6%
$50,000-$74,999 242 17.4%
$75,000-$99,999 109 7.8%
$100,000 or more 379 27.2%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $53,899 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 3,508 100.0%
Less than $35,000 446 32.0%
With income below poverty 175 5.0%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 640 18.2%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 433 12.3%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 2,260 64.4%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) suppressed
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) suppressed
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) suppressed
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) suppressed
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) suppressed
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 406 11.6%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 152 4.3%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 425 12.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 3,559 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 283 8.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 1,543 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 150 9.7%
Occupied housing units 1,393 90.3%
Average household size 2.6
Owner-occupied 1,041 67.5%
Average household size 2.7
Renter-occupied 352 22.8%
Average household size 2.0
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 201 13.0%
1970-1999 757 49.1%
1940-1969 301 19.5%
1939 or earlier 284 18.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households (2014-2018)
Total households 1,393 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 873 62.7%
With children under 18 years 527 37.8%
Married-couple family households 758 54.4%
With children under 18 years 443 31.8%
Single-person family households 115 8.3%
With children under 18 years 84 6.0%
Nonfamily households 520 37.3%
Householder living alone 470 33.7%
65 years and over 237 17.0%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 544 39.1%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 391 28.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 438 31.4%
Moved in 2000-2009 533 38.3%
Moved in 1990-1999 241 17.3%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 241 17.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 1,362 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 403 29.6%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 1,041 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 265 25.5%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 321 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 138 43.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 333
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $799
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 126 9.0%
1 vehicle available 488 35.0%
2 vehicles available 454 32.6%
3 or more vehicles available 325 23.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 1,862 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 1,673 89.8%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 187 10.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 1,825 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 730 40.0%
10-19 minutes 559 30.6%
20-29 minutes 142 7.8%
30 minutes or longer 394 21.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 2,418 100.0%
Less than high school 494 20.4%
High school diploma or GED 759 31.4%
Some college or associate’s degree 822 34.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 252 10.4%
Graduate or professional Degree 91 3.8%
High school graduate or higher 1,924 79.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 343 14.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 2,004 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 1,709 85.3%
Civilian labor force 1,766 100.0%
Unemployed suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 1,683 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 426 25.3%
Age 30 to 54 860 51.1%
Age 55 or older 397 23.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 409 24.3%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 646 38.4%
$40,000 or more per year 629 37.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 106 6.3%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation suppressed
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 53 3.1%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 19 1.1%
Construction 91 5.4%
Educational services 137 8.1%
Finance and insurance 56 3.4%
Health care and social assistance 229 13.6%
Information 27 1.6%
Management of companies and enterprises 17 1.0%
Manufacturing 371 22.0%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction suppressed
Other services (excluding public administration) 45 2.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 50 3.0%
Public administration 37 2.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing 11 0.7%
Retail trade 214 12.7%
Transportation and warehousing 81 4.8%
Utilities 11 0.7%
Wholesale trade 67 4.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 1,629 96.8%
Black or African American alone 28 1.7%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone suppressed
Asian alone suppressed
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 11 0.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 171 10.2%
High school or equivalent, no college 411 24.4%
Some college or associate degree 423 25.1%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 252 15.0%