Melfa, Virginia Population 2021

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Melfa is a city located in Accomack County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 379, it is the 183rd largest city in Virginia and the 14469th largest city in the United States . Melfa is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -7.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 408 in 2010. Melfa reached it's highest population of 402 in 2011. Spanning over 0 miles, Melfa has a population density of 1,302 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melfa is $51,211 with a poverty rate of 12.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $144,400. The median age in Melfa is 55.1 years, 52.5 years for males, and 58.5 years for females.

Melfa Demographics

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

  • White: 79.69%
  • Black or African American: 19.69%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Melfa, Virginia is 379 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 391.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 408.

Melfa, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25579.69%
Black or African American6319.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.63%
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Melfa Population by Race

Melfa Population Pyramid $2021

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Melfa Median Age

55.1


Total

52.5


Male

58.5


Female

Melfa Adults

There are 296 adults, (92 of whom are seniors) in Melfa.

Melfa Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Melfa Sex Ratio

Female

164

51.25%

Male

156

48.75%

Melfa Population by Age

Melfa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melfa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married98.2%1.8%
Non Family77.9%22.1%
All75.1%24.9%
Female43.2%56.8%
Male28.6%71.4%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melfa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1771.8175.1
Non Family771.0677.9
Married562.2998.2
Female372.6243.2
Male71.8628.6

2.3

Average Family Size

1.81

Average Household Size

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Melfa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade93.26%
9th to 12th Grade186.52%
High School Graduate12344.57%
Some College5519.93%
Associates Degree3412.32%
Bachelors Degree176.16%
Graduate Degree207.25%
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Melfa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melfa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21319730
Black58497
Hispanic33
Native American2

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.08%.

Melfa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,000$32,266$19,375
Less Than 9th Grade$30,250$30,750$
High School Graduate$25,833$26,875$
Some College$30,333$32,386$18,125
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$45,000$48,750$40,313

$30,000

Average Earnings

$32,266

Average Male

$19,375

Average Female

Melfa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melfa Language by Age

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Melfa Language

96.85% of Melfa residents speak only English, while 3.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Melfa Language

Melfa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black632336.51%
White247135.26%
Hispanic8450.00%

12.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.18%

Male Poverty Rate

12.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melfa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melfa is Hispanic, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melfa is White, with 5.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.43%.

Melfa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.22%
Some College13.48%
High School3.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Melfa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed14.81%
Male Employed1.98%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Melfa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melfa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,250$51,211
Families$65,000$61,201
Married Families$71,500-
Non Families$26,902$34,695
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Income by Household Type

Melfa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Melfa Married by Age and Sex

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Melfa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Melfa Marital Status by Race

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Melfa Marital Status

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49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam21
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War10
Korea1
World War II

Melfa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6416
75+15
35 to 549
65 to 748
18 to 341

Melfa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3615.58%
Black1320.63%

Melfa Veterans by Race

Melfa Veterans by Education

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4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melfa Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Melfa Employment by Age

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Melfa Employment by Race

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Melfa Employment by Education

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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72.81%

Born in Melfa

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

1.56%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Melfa residents were born in the United States, with 72.81% having been born in Virginia. 1.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Melfa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021379-4-1.04%
2020383-4-1.03%
2019387-4-1.02%
2018391-1-0.26%
2017392-3-0.76%
20163950.00%
2015395-2-0.50%
20143970.00%
2013397-5-1.24%
20124020.00%
201140210.25%
20104010.00%

Melfa Population by Year