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Melville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Melville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Melville.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Landry Parish at latitude 30.693 and longitude -91.744. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Melville (see map) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Melville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,046
Population in Households 1,046
Population in Familes 833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 833
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 468
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $95,225
Average Home Value $129,048


Median Household Income $14,936
Average Household Income $25,191
Per Capita Income $11,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.17%
Households 0.56% 0.26%
Families 0.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 183 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 102 79th
Median Household Income # 473 0th
Per Capita Income # 473 0th

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