Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2024

23,141

Melrose Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Melrose Park has a 2024 population of 23,141. Melrose Park is currently declining at a rate of -1.61% annually and its population has decreased by -6.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,723 in 2020.

The average household income in Melrose Park is $85,004 with a poverty rate of 10.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Melrose Park is 34.5 years, 35.1 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Melrose Park Demographics

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

  • White: 39.25%
  • Other race: 33.86%
  • Two or more races: 21.86%
  • Black or African American: 3.96%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,459.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.4% (-1,582)
The current population of Melrose Park, Illinois is 23,141 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,723.

Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,88239.25%
Other race8,52433.86%
Two or more races5,50421.86%
Black or African American9983.96%
Native American1740.69%
Asian950.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Melrose Park Population by Race

Melrose Park Population Pyramid 2024

Melrose Park Median Age

34.5

Total

35.1

Male

33.7

Female

Melrose Park Adults

There are 18,806 adults, (2,735 of whom are seniors) in Melrose Park.

Melrose Park Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Park Sex Ratio

Female12,26648.72%
Male12,91151.28%

Melrose Park Population by Age

Melrose Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1043.0955.144.9
Married3,5923.926733
Non Family2,4261.2248.151.9
Female1,0524.123664
Male1,0343.5649.350.7
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3.74

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melrose Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.91%.

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,735

Average Earnings

$45,612

Average Male

$36,490

Average Female

Melrose Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melrose Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Melrose Park Language

27.9% of Melrose Park residents speak only English, while 72.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 68.98% of the population.

Melrose Park Language

Melrose Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,8672,21411.14%
Other8,52491410.72%
Multiple5,48959410.82%
White4,0393328.22%
Black963959.87%
Asian9599.47%
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10.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.01%

Male Poverty Rate

12.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Hispanic, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is White, with 8.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.1%.

Melrose Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.76%
Bachelors or Greater10.36%
High School8.12%
Some College7.39%
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Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.22%
Male Unemployed20.94%
Male Employed4.38%
Female Employed3.16%
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Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melrose Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melrose Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Melrose Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melrose Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

411

Number of Veterans

361

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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Melrose Park Veterans by War

count

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Melrose Park Veterans by Age

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Melrose Park Veterans by Race

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Melrose Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Melrose Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Melrose Park 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

56.06%

Born in Melrose Park

65.33%

Native Born

34.67%

Foreign Born

20.88%

Non Citizen

13.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.33% of Melrose Park residents were born in the United States, with 56.06% having been born in Illinois. 20.88% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,251-378-1.75%
202821,629-378-1.72%
202722,007-378-1.69%
202622,385-378-1.66%
202522,763-378-1.63%
202423,141-378-1.61%
202323,519-378-1.58%
202223,897-378-1.56%
202124,275-448-1.81%
202024,723360.15%
201924,687-203-0.82%
201824,890-260-1.03%
201725,150-231-0.91%
201625,381-74-0.29%
201525,455-137-0.54%
201425,592-43-0.17%
201325,635450.18%
201225,590730.29%
201125,517880.35%
201025,4292,2589.74%
200023,1712,31211.08%
199020,8591240.6%
198020,735-1,981-8.72%
197022,7164251.91%
196022,2918,92566.77%
195013,3662,43322.25%
194010,9331921.79%
193010,7413,59450.29%
19207,1472,34148.71%
19104,8062,21485.42%
19002,592
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Melrose Park Population by Year