Melbourne, Arkansas Population 2024

1,900

Melbourne is a city located in Izard County Arkansas. Melbourne has a 2024 population of 1,900. It is also the county seat of Izard County.Melbourne is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 3.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,836 in 2020.

The average household income in Melbourne is $61,236 with a poverty rate of 30.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Melbourne is 32.5 years, 28.7 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Melbourne Demographics

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

  • White: 98.81%
  • Two or more races: 0.49%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
271.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.49% (64)
The current population of Melbourne, Arkansas is 1,900 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,836.

Melbourne, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,40198.81%
Two or more races120.49%
Black or African American100.41%
Other race50.21%
Asian20.08%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Melbourne Population by Race

Melbourne Population Pyramid 2024

Melbourne Median Age

32.5

Total

28.7

Male

33.7

Female

Melbourne Adults

There are 1,705 adults, (413 of whom are seniors) in Melbourne.

Melbourne Age Dependency

88.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Melbourne Sex Ratio

Female1,14947.28%
Male1,28152.72%

Melbourne Population by Age

Melbourne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8732.6356.443.6
Non Family3531.0740.259.8
Married3283.7692.17.9
Female1593.523.976.1
Male333.9730.369.7
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3.55

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melbourne Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Melbourne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Melbourne Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,742

Average Earnings

$46,853

Average Male

$34,444

Average Female

Melbourne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melbourne Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Melbourne Language

95.99% of Melbourne residents speak only English, while 4.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Melbourne Language

Melbourne Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,29570630.76%
Multiple8225%
Hispanic9111.11%
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30.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.61%

Male Poverty Rate

36.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melbourne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is White, with 30.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melbourne is Hispanic, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 66.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.85%.

Melbourne Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.21%
Some College31.17%
High School16%
Bachelors or Greater8.86%
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Melbourne Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed17.45%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed31.48%
Female Employed30.22%
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Melbourne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melbourne Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melbourne Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Melbourne Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Melbourne 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 55-64.

Melbourne Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melbourne Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

71

Number of Veterans

71

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Melbourne Veterans by War

count

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Melbourne Veterans by Age

count

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Melbourne Veterans by Race

Melbourne Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

28.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melbourne Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Melbourne Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Melbourne Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Melbourne Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.96%

Born in Melbourne

99.71%

Native Born

0.29%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.71% of Melbourne residents were born in the United States, with 69.96% having been born in Arkansas. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Melbourne Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,950100.52%
20281,940100.52%
20271,930100.52%
20261,920100.52%
20251,910100.53%
20241,900100.53%
20231,890100.53%
20221,880100.53%
20211,870341.85%
20201,836-27-1.45%
20191,863
20181,863-17-0.9%
20171,880231.24%
20161,857-6-0.32%
20151,863-19-1.01%
20141,882-5-0.26%
20131,887-20-1.05%
20121,907-8-0.42%
20111,915-23-1.19%
20101,938
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Melbourne Population by Year