Melville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Melville had a population of 1,056 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

The Town of Melville is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

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, 2016.

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Melville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,056
Population in Households 1,056
Population in Familes 842
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 841
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $48,428
Average Home Value $88,718


Median Household Income $14,566
Average Household Income $25,966
Per Capita Income $11,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.3%
Households 0.48% 0.46%
Families 0.23% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 279 41st
Population Density1 # 180 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 110 77th
Median Household Income # 474 0th
Per Capita Income # 472 1st

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