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Melrose, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Melrose is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Curry County at latitude 34.4295 and longitude -103.6294. Curry County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,413 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Melrose, but most people and references simply refer to it as Melrose, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Melrose indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Melrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: Brownhorn.

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Melrose, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 812
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 664
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 480
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $86,154
Average Home Value $126,862


Median Household Income $37,905
Average Household Income $53,174
Per Capita Income $23,703
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.34% 3.49%
Households 5.44% 3.46%
Families 6.5% 3.33%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Melrose, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico 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 # 175 61st
Population Density1 # 118 74th
Diversity Index2 # 340 23rd
Median Household Income # 210 53rd
Per Capita Income # 126 72nd

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