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Melrose, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Village of Melrose had a population of 798 as of July 1, 2017. Melrose ranks in 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Melrose is located within Melrose Division of Curry County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: Brownhorn.

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Melrose, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 798
Daytime Population: Workers 363
Daytime Population: Residents 462
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 825
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 798
Population in Familes 646
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 472
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $31,068
Average Household Income $47,917
Per Capita Income $21,115


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $75,694
Average Home Value $100,185


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 234
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 2.85% 1.88%
Households 2.69% 1.85%
Families 2.99% 1.65%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 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 # 175 61st
Population Density # 122 73rd
Diversity Index # 338 24th
Median Household Income # 343 23rd
Per Capita Income # 224 50th

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