Melville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Melville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Melville had a population of 1,053 as of July 1, 2015. Melville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melville is located at latitude 30.692 and longitude -91.7505 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Melville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Town of Melville (GNIS ID: 2406144) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Melville, LA Boundary Map

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Melville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,053
Population in Households 1,053
Population in Familes 837
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 839
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 472
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $124,603
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,154
Average Household Income $46,994
Per Capita Income $21,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.36%
Households 0.62% 0.46%
Families 0.34% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
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.

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Melville, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melville to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 277 42nd
Population Density1 # 182 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 108 77th
Median Household Income # 317 33rd
Per Capita Income # 212 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.