Melfa, Virginia Population 2024

397

Melfa is a city located in Accomack County Virginia. Melfa has a 2024 population of 397. Melfa is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by 0% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 397 in 2020.

The average household income in Melfa is $42,492 with a poverty rate of 26.15%. The median age in Melfa is 45.3 years: 24.9 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Melfa Demographics

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

  • White: 64.45%
  • Black or African American: 25%
  • Other race: 5.28%
  • Two or more races: 5.28%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,363.40/sq mi
The current population of Melfa, Virginia is 397 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 397.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28164.45%
Black or African American10925%
Other race235.28%
Two or more races235.28%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Melfa Population by Race

Melfa Population Pyramid 2024

Melfa Median Age

45.3

Total

24.9

Male

48.3

Female

Melfa Adults

There are 299 adults, (89 of whom are seniors) in Melfa.

Melfa Age Dependency

107.6

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Melfa Sex Ratio

Female25358.03%
Male18341.97%

Melfa Population by Age

Melfa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2221.9654.145.9
Non Family1041.0654.845.2
Female672.6131.368.7
Married453.168020
Male61.51000

2.76

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melfa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade144.81%
Associates Degree217.22%
Bachelors Degree5518.9%
Graduate Degree196.53%
High School Graduate11539.52%
Less Than 9th Grade103.44%
Some College5719.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Melfa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melfa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White18617854
Black70548
Other Race16160
2+ Races131312
Hispanic11115

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 92.31%.

Melfa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,250$0$40,500
Graduate Degree$63,438$0$47,188
High School Graduate$24,348$30,417$23,370
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$28,594$34,688$24,457
Some College$30,750$51,875$19,464

$28,594

Average Earnings

$34,688

Average Male

$24,457

Average Female

Melfa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melfa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Melfa Language

87.13% of Melfa residents speak only English, while 12.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.39% of the population.

Melfa Language

Melfa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2755118.55%
Black1094642.2%
Multiple231773.91%

26.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.94%

Male Poverty Rate

32.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melfa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melfa is Multiple, with 73.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melfa is White, with 18.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.67%.

Melfa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater45.95%
Some College29.49%
Less Than 9th Grade12.5%
High School12.17%

Melfa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.43%
Male Employed10.94%
Female Employed7.44%
Male Unemployed0%

Melfa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melfa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$39,000$56,257
Households$28,667$42,492
Married Families$53,125$-999,999,999
Non Families$23,750$26,874

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melfa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

23.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

18.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Melfa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Melfa 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.

Melfa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melfa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

27

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War16
First Gulf War12
Vietnam2
Korea0
World War II0

Melfa Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5412
55 to 647
75+6
65 to 742
18 to 340

Melfa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2110.5%
Black68.57%

Melfa Veterans by Race

Melfa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melfa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Melfa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Melfa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Melfa 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

59.86%

Born in Melfa

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

3.21%

Non Citizen

3.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.58% of Melfa residents were born in the United States, with 59.86% having been born in Virginia. 3.21% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939700%
202839700%
202739700%
202639700%
202539700%
202439700%
202339710.25%
2022396-2-0.5%
202139810.25%
202039792.32%
2019388-4-1.02%
2018392-2-0.51%
2017394-2-0.51%
201639600%
2015396-2-0.5%
2014398-1-0.25%
2013399-4-0.99%
201240300%
201140320.5%
201040100%

Melfa Population by Year