Melville, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melville, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Melville had a population of 1,054 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Melville, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,054
Daytime Population: Workers 283
Daytime Population: Residents 791
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,054
Population in Familes 836
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 839
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $14,238
Average Household Income $25,599
Per Capita Income $11,365


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $49,038
Average Home Value $82,925


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.17%
Households 0.3% 0.26%
Families -0.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 Density # 180 62nd
Diversity Index # 107 78th
Median Household Income # 474 0th
Per Capita Income # 472 1st

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