Melrose, Massachusetts Population 2020

28,369

Melrose is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 28,369, it is the 45th largest city in Massachusetts and the 1344th largest city in the United States. Melrose is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,983 in 2010. Melrose reached it's highest population of 33,180 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Melrose has a population density of 6,058 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melrose is $129,158 with a poverty rate of 4.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,362 per month, and the median house value is $508,700. The median age in Melrose is 39.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Melrose Demographics

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

  • White: 88.85%
  • Asian: 5.94%
  • Black or African American: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.03%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melrose, Massachusetts is 28,369, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,193.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,983.

Melrose, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,98288.85%
Asian1,6705.94%
Black or African American7402.63%
Two or More Races5702.03%
Some Other Race1540.55%

Melrose Population Pyramid 2020

Melrose Median Age

39.6


Total

38.1


Male

41.8


Female

Melrose Adults

There are 22,299 adults, (4,586 of whom are seniors) in Melrose.

Melrose Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Sex Ratio

Female

14,591

51.90%

Male

13,525

48.10%

Melrose Households and Families

Melrose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Melrose Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All65.3%34.7%
Male63.2%36.8%
Female61.9%38.1%
Non Family42.3%57.7%

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2562.4765.3
Married6,1003.281.8
Non Family4,2531.2642.3
Female6643.1761.9
Male2393.3763.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Melrose Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3111.53%
9th to 12th Grade6503.20%
High School Graduate3,22815.91%
Some College2,82013.90%
Associates Degree1,4317.05%
Bachelors Degree6,21330.62%
Graduate Degree5,63927.79%

Melrose Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,68516,86610,323
Asian1,1231,019721
Hispanic743739491
Black472438187
Multiple Races284284141
Other Race959573

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 76.84%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$66,170$70,616$58,614
Less Than High School$30,671$31,331$20,762
High School Grad$38,690$60,698$30,186
Some College$50,470$48,482$51,229
Bachelors Degree$71,448$90,561$60,032
Graduate Degree$83,438$93,697$77,996

$66,170

Average Earnings

$70,616

Average Male

$58,614

Average Female

Melrose Language

Melrose Language by Age

Melrose Language

86.56% of Melrose residents speak only English, while 13.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.28% of the population.

Melrose Poverty

Melrose Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,9189423.94%
Asian1,662915.48%
Black7369112.36%
Hispanic1,045191.82%

4.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.66%

Male Poverty Rate

4.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose is Black, with 12.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose is Hispanic, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.11%.

Name Poverty
High School8.72%
Less Than High School8.28%
Some College4.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.30%
Male Unemployed14.94%
Female Employed1.37%
Male Employed1.28%

Melrose Income

Melrose Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$103,743$129,158
Families$140,709$162,358
Married Families$149,339-
Non Families$49,640$73,853

Melrose Marital Status

Melrose Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Melrose Married by Age and Sex

Melrose 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 45-54.

Melrose Marital Status by Race

Melrose Veterans

1,147

Number of Veterans

1,072

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam461
Second Gulf War206
Korea135
First Gulf War128
World War II102
Age Group Veterans
75+379
65 to 74332
35 to 54178
55 to 64161
18 to 3497
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1325.69%
Asian151.11%

$Melrose Veterans by Education

0.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Employment Status

72.8%

Labor Force Participation

70.6%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Melrose Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

68.90%

Born in Massachusetts

87.78%

Native Born

12.22%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.78% of Melrose residents were born in the United States, with 68.90% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,369880.31%
201928,281880.31%
201828,193-13-0.05%
201728,206880.31%
201628,118650.23%
201528,053160.06%
201428,0372300.83%
201327,8072921.06%
201227,5152240.82%
201127,2912550.94%
201027,036-98-0.04%
200027,134-1,016-0.37%
199028,150-1,905-0.65%
198030,055-3,125-0.98%
197033,1803,5611.14%
196029,6192,6310.93%
195026,9881,6550.63%
194025,3332,1630.90%
193023,1704,9662.44%
192018,2042,4891.48%
191015,7152,7531.94%
190012,9624,4434.29%
18908,5193,9596.45%
18804,5600.00%