Melville, Louisiana Population 2024

741

Melville is a city located in St. Landry Parish Louisiana. Melville has a 2024 population of 741. Melville is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -2.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 757 in 2020.

The average household income in Melville is $38,023 with a poverty rate of 41.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Melville is 40.1 years, 35.5 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Melville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 64.33%
  • White: 31.96%
  • Two or more races: 3.7%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
590.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.11% (-16)
The current population of Melville, Louisiana is 741 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 757.

Melville, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American46964.33%
White23331.96%
Two or more races273.7%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Melville Population by Race

Melville Population Pyramid 2024

Melville Median Age

40.1

Total

35.5

Male

41.8

Female

Melville Adults

There are 513 adults, (151 of whom are seniors) in Melville.

Melville Age Dependency

101.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Melville Sex Ratio

Female39654.32%
Male33345.68%

Melville Population by Age

Melville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2982.4580.919.1
Married942.4691.58.5
Female943.5685.114.9
Non Family91061.538.5
Male193.791000
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

80.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Melville 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

Melville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 8.56%.

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,000

Average Earnings

$24,167

Average Male

$32,905

Average Female

Melville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Melville Language

98.94% of Melville residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Melville Language

Melville Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black46919140.72%
White2338436.05%
Multiple2727100%
showing: 3 rows

41.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.34%

Male Poverty Rate

43.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melville

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melville is White, with 36.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.27%.

Melville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College55.56%
Less Than 9th Grade26.92%
High School25%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%
showing: 4 rows

Melville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed13.33%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed9.56%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Melville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Melville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Melville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Melville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Melville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Melville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Melville Veterans by War

count

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Melville Veterans by Age

count

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Melville Veterans by Race

Melville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Melville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.6%

Labor Force Participation

40.6%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Melville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Melville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Melville 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

97.67%

Born in Melville

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Melville residents were born in the United States, with 97.67% having been born in Louisiana. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Melville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029716-5-0.69%
2028721-5-0.69%
2027726-5-0.68%
2026731-5-0.68%
2025736-5-0.67%
2024741-5-0.67%
2023746-5-0.67%
2022751-5-0.66%
2021756-1-0.13%
2020757-278-26.86%
20191,035-6-0.58%
20181,041-9-0.86%
20171,050-2-0.19%
20161,05240.38%
20151,04810.1%
20141,04740.38%
20131,04310.1%
20121,04210.1%
20111,041
20101,041
showing: 20 rows

Melville Population by Year