Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2021

24,331
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Melrose Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 24,331, it is the 94th largest city in Illinois and the 1587th largest city in the United States . Melrose Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -4.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,411 in 2010. Melrose Park reached it's highest population of 25,636 in 2013. Spanning over 4 miles, Melrose Park has a population density of 5,741 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melrose Park is $64,089 with a poverty rate of 17.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $995 per month, and the median house value is $192,000. 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 Park was:

  • White: 58.09%
  • Other race: 32.99%
  • Black or African American: 6.64%
  • Two or more races: 1.12%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melrose Park, Illinois is 24,331 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,889.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,411.

Melrose Park, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,87358.09%
Some Other Race8,44632.99%
Black or African American1,6996.64%
Two or More Races2871.12%
Asian1800.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1200.47%
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Melrose Park Population by Race

Melrose Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Melrose Park Median Age

33.1


Total

31.9


Male

33.8


Female

Melrose Park Adults

There are 18,210 adults, (2,695 of whom are seniors) in Melrose Park.

Melrose Park Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Melrose Park Sex Ratio

Female

12,672

49.49%

Male

12,933

50.51%

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
Married65.6%34.4%
All50.4%49.6%
Non Family43.2%56.8%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female32.1%67.9%

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melrose Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8883.2350.4
Married3,3614.1365.6
Non Family2,3831.2543.2
Female1,3194.1232.1
Male8253.8838.9

3.91

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

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Melrose Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,09419.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,4649.03%
High School Graduate5,60634.59%
Some College2,56615.83%
Associates Degree1,4088.69%
Bachelors Degree1,4088.69%
Graduate Degree6634.09%
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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
Hispanic10,9586,908858
Other Race4,8023,076351
White4,0683,7601,010
Black1,02584889
Asian146123101
2+ Races12611525
Native American3910

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.18%.

Melrose Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,926$32,582$27,660
Less Than 9th Grade$25,714$27,639$21,343
High School Graduate$30,572$33,351$27,057
Some College$32,087$40,437$27,921
Bachelors Degree$37,147$42,273$36,118
Graduate Degree$70,517$102,125$45,987

$30,926

Average Earnings

$32,582

Average Male

$27,660

Average Female

Melrose Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melrose Park Language by Age

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Melrose Park Language

28.71% of Melrose Park residents speak only English, while 71.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 67.03% of the population.

Melrose Park Language

Melrose Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,2053,49718.21%
Other8,4461,94022.97%
Black1,67958935.08%
White4,60651411.16%
Native1207764.17%
Asian180147.78%

17.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.12%

Male Poverty Rate

19.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melrose Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Native, with 64.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melrose Park is Asian, with 7.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.57%.

Melrose Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.54%
High School15.27%
Some College13.68%
Bachelors or Greater13.52%

Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.72%
Female Employed8.45%
Male Employed8.36%
Male Unemployed6.67%

Melrose Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melrose Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,870$64,089
Families$56,160$68,197
Married Families$65,110-
Non Families$32,582$47,802
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Income by Household Type

Melrose Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

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 55-64.

Melrose Park Marital Status by Race

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Melrose Park Marital Status

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426

Number of Veterans

351

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam146
Second Gulf War118
Korea35
First Gulf War8
World War II

Melrose Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+190
18 to 3498
65 to 7450
55 to 6450
35 to 5438

Melrose Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2982.65%
Hispanic740.58%
Black605.21%
Other Race370.68%
Asian2114.29%
2+ Races107.52%

Melrose Park Veterans by Race

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

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7.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melrose Park Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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56.59%

Born in Melrose Park

66.78%

Native Born

33.22%

Foreign Born

19.31%

Non Citizen

13.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.78% of Melrose Park residents were born in the United States, with 56.59% having been born in Illinois. 19.31% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,331-186-0.76%
202024,517-186-0.75%
201924,703-186-0.75%
201824,889-260-1.03%
201725,149-233-0.92%
201625,382-73-0.29%
201525,455-137-0.54%
201425,592-44-0.17%
201325,636440.17%
201225,592750.29%
201125,517850.33%
201025,4322,2610.94%
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%

Melrose Park Population by Year