Melrose, Minnesota Population 2024

3,616

Melrose is a city located in Stearns County Minnesota. Melrose has a 2024 population of 3,616. Melrose is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,608 in 2020.

The average household income in Melrose is $76,255 with a poverty rate of 7.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Melrose is 45.9 years, 45.3 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Melrose Demographics

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

  • White: 87.47%
  • Other race: 8.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,139.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.22% (8)
The current population of Melrose, Minnesota is 3,616 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,608.

Melrose, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,15487.47%
Other race3008.32%
Two or more races1283.55%
Black or African American240.67%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Melrose Population by Race

Melrose Population Pyramid 2024

Melrose Median Age

45.9

Total

45.3

Male

46

Female

Melrose Adults

There are 2,795 adults, (852 of whom are seniors) in Melrose.

Melrose Age Dependency

85.6

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Sex Ratio

Female1,73047.98%
Male1,87652.02%

Melrose Population by Age

Melrose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5882.2172.827.2
Married7413.191.18.9
Non Family7021.153.146.9
Female802.951000
Male653.1743.156.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melrose Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1104.17%
9th to 12th Grade1284.85%
High School Graduate1,04239.48%
Some College63123.91%
Associates Degree2469.32%
Bachelors Degree2479.36%
Graduate Degree2358.9%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Melrose Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melrose Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2412,106434
Hispanic36125813
Other Race18014413
2+ Races686835
Black220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.47%.

Melrose Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$50,695$52,367$38,071
Less Than 9th Grade$51,406$58,935$0
High School Graduate$41,205$43,333$34,375
Some College$49,083$54,310$32,591
Bachelors Degree$52,222$58,047$0
Graduate Degree$85,265$76,625$85,795

$50,695

Average Earnings

$52,367

Average Male

$38,071

Average Female

Melrose Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melrose Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Melrose Language

80.25% of Melrose residents speak only English, while 19.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.63% of the population.

Melrose Language

Melrose Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,8262629.27%
Black2214.55%

7.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.54%

Male Poverty Rate

11.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose is White, with 9.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose is Black, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.77%.

Melrose Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.25%
High School12.13%
Some College5.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Melrose Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed87.88%
Female Employed5.46%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%

Melrose Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melrose Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,951$76,255
Families$100,455$104,808
Married Families$100,341$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,135$37,726

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melrose Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Melrose Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Melrose Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melrose Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

327

Number of Veterans

294

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War94
Vietnam70
First Gulf War64
Korea32
World War II5

Melrose Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54119
75+109
55 to 6459
65 to 7423
18 to 3417

Melrose Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White31812.9%
Other Race83.72%
Hispanic81.9%
Black14.35%

Melrose Veterans by Race

Melrose Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Melrose Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Melrose Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Melrose 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

78.73%

Born in Melrose

94.54%

Native Born

5.46%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.54% of Melrose residents were born in the United States, with 78.73% having been born in Minnesota. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Melrose Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,62620.06%
20283,62420.06%
20273,62220.06%
20263,62020.06%
20253,61820.06%
20243,61620.06%
20233,61420.06%
20223,61260.17%
20213,606-2-0.06%
20203,608-61-1.66%
20193,669140.38%
20183,65590.25%
20173,646-13-0.36%
20163,659-5-0.14%
20153,664320.88%
20143,632140.39%
20133,61860.17%
20123,61230.08%
20113,609120.33%
20103,59750616.37%
20003,09153020.7%
19902,561321.27%
19202,529-62-2.39%
19102,59100%

Melrose Population by Year