Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2022

24,672
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Melrose Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Melrose Park has a 2020 population of 24,672. Melrose Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,796 in 2010.

The average household income in Melrose Park is $64,089 with a poverty rate of 15.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,054 per month, and the median house value is $200,700. The median age in Melrose Park is 33.1 years, 31.9 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

Melrose Park Demographics

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

  • White: 50.56%
  • Other race: 33.28%
  • Two or more races: 10.55%
  • Black or African American: 4.24%
  • Asian: 0.83%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melrose Park, Illinois is 24,672 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,796.

Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,84550.56%
Black or African American1,0774.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.54%
Asian2100.83%
Some Other Race8,45433.28%
Two or More Races2,68010.55%
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Melrose Park Population by Race

Melrose Park Population Pyramid 2022

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Melrose Park Median Age

33.6


Total

33.9


Male

33.5


Female

Melrose Park Adults

There are 18,637 adults, (2,570 of whom are seniors) in Melrose Park.

Melrose Park Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Park Sex Ratio

Female

12,305

48.44%

Male

13,099

51.56%

Melrose Park Population by Age

Melrose Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melrose Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All50.7%49.3%
Non Family40.9%59.1%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female36%64%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melrose Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8613.2250.7
Married3,4074.1165.8
Male8393.8438.9
Female1,2044.2236
Non Family2,4111.2440.9

3.91

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

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Melrose Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,00718.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,73510.70%
High School Graduate5,51333.99%
Some College2,48115.29%
Associates Degree1,4448.90%
Bachelors Degree1,4248.78%
Graduate Degree6173.80%
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Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian175139116
White3,7503,4581,004
Black70261578
Native American46195
Hispanic11,5507,223827
Other Race4,9073,179286
2+ Races1,68298852

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.29%.

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,127$36,919$29,889
Less Than 9th Grade$29,495$32,878$21,990
High School Graduate$31,693$38,346$27,689
Some College$34,268$41,076$31,035
Bachelors Degree$40,521$36,689$49,076
Graduate Degree$70,185$88,649$51,190

$33,127

Average Earnings

$36,919

Average Male

$29,889

Average Female

Melrose Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melrose Park Language by Age

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Melrose Park Language

27.10% of Melrose Park residents speak only English, while 72.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 68.92% of the population.

Melrose Park Language

Melrose Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1387655.07%
Multiple2,68052119.44%
Hispanic19,7003,36417.08%
White4,29052012.12%
Black1,05810710.11%
Asian210146.67%
Other1,598NaN%

15.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.33%

Male Poverty Rate

17.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Native, with 55.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.67%.

Melrose Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.46%
High School13.93%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater16.12%

Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.57%
Male Unemployed15.20%
Female Employed5.52%
Female Unemployed28.70%

Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melrose Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,596$68,090
Families$58,589$71,734
Married Families$63,869-
Non Families$40,041$51,002
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Income by Household Type

Melrose Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Melrose Park Married by Age and Sex

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Melrose Park 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 Park Marital Status by Race

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Melrose Park Marital Status

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418

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War131
First Gulf War7
Vietnam143
Korea12
World War II3

Melrose Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34112
35 to 5441
55 to 6440
65 to 7447
75+178

Melrose Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2732.78%
Black9812.81%
Asian2111.73%
Other Race230.41%
2+ Races30.14%
Hispanic600.44%

Melrose Park Veterans by Race

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

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7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Melrose Park Employment by Age

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Melrose Park Employment by Race

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Melrose Park 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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54.44%

Born in Melrose Park

65.39%

Native Born

34.61%

Foreign Born

19.71%

Non Citizen

14.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.39% of Melrose Park residents were born in the United States, with 54.44% having been born in Illinois. 19.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Melrose Park Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,5920.00%
19104,8062,2146.37%
19207,1472,3414.05%
193010,7413,5944.16%
194010,9331920.18%
195013,3662,4332.03%
196022,2918,9255.25%
197022,7164250.19%
198020,735-1,981-0.91%
199020,8591240.06%
200023,1712,3121.06%
201025,4112,2400.93%
201125,349-62-0.24%
201225,287-62-0.24%
201325,225-62-0.25%
201425,163-62-0.25%
201525,101-62-0.25%
201625,039-62-0.25%
201724,977-62-0.25%
201824,915-62-0.25%
201924,853-62-0.25%
202024,796-57-0.23%
202124,734-62-0.25%
202224,672-62-0.25%

Melrose Park Population by Year