Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2020

24,449
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Melrose Park is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 24,449, it is the 95th largest city in Illinois and the 1577th largest city in the United States. Melrose Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -3.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,411 in 2010. Melrose Park reached it's highest population of 25,647 in 2013. Spanning over 4 miles, Melrose Park has a population density of 5,768 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melrose Park is $64,001 with a poverty rate of 17.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $970 per month, and the median house value is $178,600. The median age in Melrose Park is 33.9 years, 31.6 years for males, and 35.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.2 males.

Melrose Park Demographics

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

  • White: 58.29%
  • Other race: 33.87%
  • Black or African American: 6.07%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melrose Park, Illinois is 24,449, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,925.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,411.

Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,75558.29%
Some Other Race8,57233.87%
Black or African American1,5376.07%
Asian1820.72%
Two or More Races1540.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.44%
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Melrose Park Population Pyramid 2020

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Melrose Park Median Age

33.9


Total

31.6


Male

35.3


Female

Melrose Park Adults

There are 17,981 adults, (2,667 of whom are seniors) in Melrose Park.

Melrose Park Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Park Sex Ratio

Female

12,218

48.27%

Male

13,093

51.73%

Melrose Park Households and Families

Melrose Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melrose Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66%34%
All52%48%
Non Family41.6%58.4%
Female38.7%61.3%
Male35.7%64.3%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6783.2852
Married3,5784.1166
Non Family2,1191.2141.6
Female1,2644.0638.7
Male7173.9135.7

3.91

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Melrose Park Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,96418.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,67910.43%
High School Graduate5,43933.80%
Some College2,68716.70%
Associates Degree1,3078.12%
Bachelors Degree1,3178.18%
Graduate Degree7014.36%
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Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic10,6546,610852
Other Race4,8482,973362
White4,3653,992973
Black94774991
Asian152124109
Multiple Races6946
Native American4610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.71%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,357$31,245$26,250
Less Than High School$25,058$26,638$20,823
High School Grad$27,604$30,084$26,045
Some College$31,790$36,909$26,620
Bachelors Degree$38,859$60,022$35,463
Graduate Degree$61,188$100,870$32,083

$29,357

Average Earnings

$31,245

Average Male

$26,250

Average Female

Melrose Park Language

Melrose Park Language by Age

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Melrose Park Language

28.83% of Melrose Park residents speak only English, while 71.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 67.17% of the population.

Melrose Park Poverty

Melrose Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,7343,30117.62%
Other8,5721,77920.75%
White4,97059011.87%
Black1,51058338.61%
Native1116861.26%
Asian18252.75%

17.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.73%

Male Poverty Rate

19.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Native, with 61.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Asian, with 2.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.98%
High School14.52%
Some College12.43%
Bachelors or Greater11.35%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.12%
Male Unemployed11.96%
Female Employed8.56%
Male Employed8.16%

Melrose Park Income

Melrose Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,647$64,001
Families$54,199$66,522
Married Families$62,500-
Non Families$30,949$47,809
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Melrose Park Marital Status

Melrose Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

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 Over 65, 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 Veterans

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521

Number of Veterans

426

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
Second Gulf War121
Korea52
First Gulf War25
World War II7
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Age Group Veterans
75+194
35 to 5491
65 to 7482
55 to 6477
18 to 3477
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4413.96%
Hispanic930.76%
Black383.55%
Other250.46%
2 or More1013.51%
Asian74.58%

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

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1.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Park Employment Status

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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56.38%

Born in Illinois

66.33%

Native Born

33.67%

Foreign Born

19.92%

Non Citizen

13.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.33% of Melrose Park residents were born in the United States, with 56.38% having been born in Illinois. 19.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,449-238-0.96%
201924,687-238-0.95%
201824,925-243-0.97%
201725,168-238-0.94%
201625,406-65-0.26%
201525,471-135-0.53%
201425,606-41-0.16%
201325,647500.20%
201225,597790.31%
201125,518850.33%
201025,4332,2620.94%
200023,1712,3121.06%
199020,8591240.06%
198020,735-1,981-0.91%
197022,7164250.19%
196022,2918,9255.25%
195013,3662,4332.03%
194010,9331920.18%
193010,7413,5944.16%
19207,1472,3414.05%
19104,8062,2146.37%
19002,5920.00%