Melba, Idaho Population 2020

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Melba is a city located in Idaho. With a 2020 population of 543, it is the 122nd largest city in Idaho and the 12962nd largest city in the United States. Melba is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 5.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 513 in 2010. Spanning over 0 miles, Melba has a population density of 1,358 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melba is $48,356 with a poverty rate of 22.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $969 per month, and the median house value is $109,800. The median age in Melba is 29.3 years, 31.5 years for males, and 29.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.8 males.

Melba Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Melba was:

  • White: 76.32%
  • Other race: 12.58%
  • Two or more races: 10.83%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melba, Idaho is 543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 541.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 513.

Melba, Idaho Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56476.32%
Some Other Race9312.58%
Two or More Races8010.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.27%
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Melba Population Pyramid 2020

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Melba Median Age

29.3


Total

31.5


Male

29.1


Female

Melba Adults

There are 410 adults, (68 of whom are seniors) in Melba.

Melba Age Dependency

116.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

96.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Melba Sex Ratio

Female

368

49.80%

Male

371

50.20%

Melba Households and Families

Melba Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melba Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male77.8%22.2%
Married76.1%23.9%
All66.2%33.8%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female39.3%60.7%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2193.3766.2
Married1174.1576.1
Non Family651.258.5
Female284.6839.3
Male9577.8

4.08

Average Family Size

3.37

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

3.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Melba Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade153.90%
9th to 12th Grade4311.17%
High School Graduate15339.74%
Some College10025.97%
Associates Degree143.64%
Bachelors Degree4411.43%
Graduate Degree164.16%
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Melba Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26725146
Hispanic1046512
Other Race36227
Multiple Races346
Native American22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 19.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,182$36,397$19,479
Less Than High School$$36,111$
High School Grad$21,691$25,938$16,875
Some College$30,625$44,375$19,250
Bachelors Degree$40,893$41,111$40,500
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,182

Average Earnings

$36,397

Average Male

$19,479

Average Female

Melba Language

Melba Language by Age

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Melba Language

71.90% of Melba residents speak only English, while 28.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.49% of the population.

Melba Poverty

Melba Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic27311341.39%
Other936974.19%
White4524910.84%

22.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.37%

Male Poverty Rate

22.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melba

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melba is Other, with 74.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melba is White, with 10.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.16%.

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Name Poverty
High School26.80%
Less Than High School25.86%
Some College12.28%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed16.51%
Male Employed14.47%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Melba Income

Melba Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,813$48,356
Families$42,344$51,153
Married Families$48,750-
Non Families$27,361$35,514
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Melba Marital Status

Melba Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Melba Married by Age and Sex

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Melba Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Melba Marital Status by Race

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Melba Veterans

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19

Number of Veterans

15

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4
Korea3
First Gulf War3
Vietnam1
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 548
55 to 645
75+4
18 to 342
65 to 74
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Name Veterans % of Total
White175.03%
Indian2100.00%

Melba Veterans by Education

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15.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melba Employment Status

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.66%

Born in Idaho

89.17%

Native Born

10.83%

Foreign Born

9.47%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.17% of Melba residents were born in the United States, with 49.66% having been born in Idaho. 9.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054310.18%
201954210.18%
201854171.31%
201753410.19%
201653330.57%
201553040.76%
201452661.15%
201352061.17%
201251440.78%
201151040.79%
20105060.00%