Melrose, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Melrose, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Village of Melrose had a population of 690 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.4304 and longitude -103.6325 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: Brownhorn.

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Melrose, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 690
Population in Households 690
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 408
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $33,904
Average Household Income $49,595
Per Capita Income $21,572


Total Housing Units 398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $81,771
Average Home Value $107,633


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.32%
Households 0.59% 0.31%
Families 0.81% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2018 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 # 194 56th
Population Density # 141 68th
Diversity Index # 337 24th
Median Household Income # 302 32nd
Per Capita Income # 234 47th

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