Melrose, New Mexico Population 2024

597

Melrose is a city located in Curry County, Quay County, and Roosevelt County New Mexico. Melrose has a 2024 population of 597. Melrose is currently declining at a rate of -1% annually and its population has decreased by -3.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 620 in 2020.

The average household income in Melrose is $50,855 with a poverty rate of 24.31%. The median age in Melrose is 48.5 years: 53.1 years for males, and 47 years for females.

Melrose Demographics

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

  • White: 79.49%
  • Other race: 14.38%
  • Two or more races: 5.5%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
353.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.71% (-23)
The current population of Melrose, New Mexico is 597 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 620.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37679.49%
Other race6814.38%
Two or more races265.5%
Native American30.63%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Melrose Population by Race

Melrose Population Pyramid 2024

Melrose Median Age

48.5

Total

53.1

Male

47

Female

Melrose Adults

There are 371 adults, (93 of whom are seniors) in Melrose.

Melrose Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Sex Ratio

Female23649.89%
Male23750.11%

Melrose Population by Age

Melrose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1992.3877.422.6
Married933.1589.210.8
Non Family711.173.226.8
Female272.6748.151.9
Male83.757525

2.98

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melrose Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade257.29%
Associates Degree4412.83%
Bachelors Degree195.54%
Graduate Degree72.04%
High School Graduate9126.53%
Less Than 9th Grade5415.74%
Some College10330.03%

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
White24922126
Hispanic84330
Other Race68210
2+ Races12120
Native American330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.44%.

Melrose Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$23,000$46,500$15,625
Less Than 9th Grade$18,750$0$0
Overall$23,365$53,438$16,563
Some College$42,500$55,750$14,375

$23,365

Average Earnings

$53,438

Average Male

$16,563

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

80.14% of Melrose residents speak only English, while 19.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.95% of the population.

Melrose Language

Melrose Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1016160.4%
White3515415.38%
Other684160.29%
Native33100%
Multiple2627.69%

24.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.47%

Male Poverty Rate

24.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose is Multiple, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.98%.

Melrose Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.96%
Bachelors or Greater19.23%
Some College11.56%
High School7.69%

Melrose Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.5%
Female Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed28.57%
Male Employed2.63%

Melrose Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melrose Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$47,917$51,904
Households$34,219$50,855
Married Families$56,250$-999,999,999
Non Families-$45,568

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melrose Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Melrose Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melrose Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

42

Number of Veterans

40

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam19
Second Gulf War10
First Gulf War9
Korea0
World War II0

Melrose Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6413
65 to 7410
35 to 549
18 to 347
75+3

Melrose Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3913.83%
2+ Races325%

Melrose Veterans by Race

Melrose Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.7%

Labor Force Participation

39%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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

46.3%

Born in Melrose

92.18%

Native Born

7.82%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

7.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.18% of Melrose residents were born in the United States, with 46.3% having been born in New Mexico. 0% 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
2029569-5-0.87%
2028574-6-1.03%
2027580-6-1.02%
2026586-5-0.85%
2025591-6-1.01%
2024597-6-1%
2023603-2-0.33%
2022605-10-1.63%
2021615-5-0.81%
2020620-8-1.27%
2019628-7-1.1%
2018635-7-1.09%
2017642-8-1.23%
201665000%
2015650-16-2.4%
2014666-1-0.15%
2013667-5-0.74%
201267230.45%
2011669101.52%
201065900%

Melrose Population by Year