Melissa, Texas Population 2021

16,137
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Melissa is a city located in Collin County Texas. With a 2020 population of 16,137, it is the 178th largest city in Texas and the 2208th largest city in the United States . Melissa is currently growing at a rate of 14.23% annually and its population has increased by 243.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,695 in 2010. Melissa reached it's highest population of 16,137 in 2021. Spanning over 12 miles, Melissa has a population density of 1,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melissa is $132,335 with a poverty rate of 1.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,098 per month, and the median house value is $307,700. The median age in Melissa is 33.4 years, 42.1 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Melissa Demographics

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

  • White: 89.32%
  • Black or African American: 4.92%
  • Asian: 2.73%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Other race: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melissa, Texas is 16,137 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,107.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,695.

Melissa, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,47489.32%
Black or African American4674.92%
Asian2592.73%
Two or More Races1471.55%
Some Other Race1341.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.06%
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Melissa Population by Race

Melissa Population Pyramid $2021

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Melissa Median Age

33.4


Total

42.1


Male

27.2


Female

Melissa Adults

There are 6,418 adults, (795 of whom are seniors) in Melissa.

Melissa Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Melissa Sex Ratio

Female

5,448

57.43%

Male

4,039

42.57%

Melissa Population by Age

Melissa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melissa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family100%0%
Female92.1%7.9%
Married90.8%9.2%
All90.7%9.3%
Male72.3%27.7%

90.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melissa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7053.5190.7
Married2,2093.7190.8
Non Family2021.37100
Female1643.3292.1
Male1303.6872.3

3.63

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

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Melissa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade240.43%
9th to 12th Grade2113.77%
High School Graduate1,18421.16%
Some College1,54827.66%
Associates Degree77613.87%
Bachelors Degree1,19021.27%
Graduate Degree66311.85%
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Melissa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melissa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2134,0521,547
Hispanic81177560
Black322322103
Asian183145137
Other Race6125
2+ Races3636
Native American666

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Melissa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,394$80,000$42,500
Less Than 9th Grade$36,803$36,250$
High School Graduate$51,780$78,709$27,406
Some College$53,313$82,955$
Bachelors Degree$64,539$91,838$53,500
Graduate Degree$92,927$93,502$

$56,394

Average Earnings

$80,000

Average Male

$42,500

Average Female

Melissa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melissa Language by Age

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Melissa Language

89.25% of Melissa residents speak only English, while 10.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.42% of the population.

Melissa Language

Melissa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,591740.97%
Multiple1472919.73%

1.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.26%

Male Poverty Rate

0.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melissa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melissa is Multiple, with 19.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melissa is White, with 0.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0.37%.

Melissa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College1.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.76%
High School0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Melissa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed1.80%
Male Employed1.46%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Melissa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melissa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$118,348$132,335
Families$119,688$134,529
Married Families$128,866-
Non Families$83,000$81,493
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Income by Household Type

Melissa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Melissa Married by Age and Sex

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Melissa 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.

Melissa Marital Status by Race

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Melissa Marital Status

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412

Number of Veterans

405

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam200
First Gulf War70
Korea18
World War II
Second Gulf War

Melissa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74164
55 to 64125
35 to 5487
75+36
18 to 34

Melissa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4006.96%
Black123.56%
Hispanic60.71%

Melissa Veterans by Race

Melissa Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melissa Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Melissa Employment by Age

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Melissa Employment by Race

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Melissa 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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50.82%

Born in Melissa

95.38%

Native Born

4.62%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

2.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.38% of Melissa residents were born in the United States, with 50.82% having been born in Texas. 2.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Melissa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,1372,01014.23%
202014,1272,01016.59%
201912,1172,01019.89%
201810,10792010.01%
20179,1876257.30%
20168,5621,02213.55%
20157,54073810.85%
20146,8025608.97%
20136,24259110.46%
20125,6513757.11%
20115,2764328.92%
20104,8440.00%

Melissa Population by Year