Melrose, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Melrose, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Melrose had a population of 853 as of July 1, 2015. Melrose ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose is located at latitude 34.4295 and longitude -103.6294 in Curry County. 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. Curry County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,413 feet.

The Village of Melrose (GNIS ID: 2413572) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: Brownhorn.

Village of Melrose, NM Boundary Map

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Melrose, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 853
Population in Households 853
Population in Familes 693
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 504
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 294 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $108,482
Average Home Value $143,857
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,058
Average Household Income $52,635
Per Capita Income $23,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.28% 3.8%
Households 5.41% 3.78%
Families 6.03% 3.62%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 164 63rd
Population Density1 # 112 75th
Diversity Index2 # 345 22nd
Median Household Income # 178 60th
Per Capita Income # 133 70th

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