Melrose by the Numbers

Our Master Plan initiative, titled “Melrose Forward: A Community Vision and Master Plan,” kicked off with its first meeting last week. Here are some interesting facts about our community, from the 2010 census, the most recent American Community Survey, and the MAPC:

Total population in 2010: 26,983
Median family income: $109,452
73% of the population over 25 years old has a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The median age of Melrose residents is 41.3 years old

  • 22% are under 18
  • 18% are between 18 and 34
  • 45% are between 35 and 64
  • 16% are 65 and over

There are 11,213 households in Melrose as of 2010
Average household size (2013): 2.35 people

  • 63% are family households
  • 30% have children under 18
  • 24% have seniors 65 and over
  • 37% are non-family households
  • 32% are single-person households

Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  • 90% Non-Hispanic White
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 2.3% African-American
  • 1.5% Two or More Races

Check out the Melrose Forward booth at this year’s Victorian Fair, on September 13, where you can learn more about the Master Plan and share your own thoughts.

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