Melville, Louisiana Population 2021

1,015
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Melville is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 1,015, it is the 165th largest city in Louisiana and the 10241st largest city in the United States. Melville is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -2.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,041 in 2010. Melville reached it's highest population of 1,048 in 2016. Spanning over 1 miles, Melville has a population density of 808 people per square mile.

The average household income in Melville is $28,830 with a poverty rate of 35.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $390 per month, and the median house value is $71,800. The median age in Melville is 28.3 years, 25.6 years for males, and 31.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 149.8 males.

Melville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 44.07%
  • White: 35.65%
  • Two or more races: 17.53%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Melville, Louisiana is 1,015, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,036.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,041.

Melville, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American51344.07%
White41535.65%
Two or More Races20417.53%
Some Other Race322.75%
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Melville Population by Race

Melville Population Pyramid 2021

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Melville Median Age

28.3


Total

25.6


Male

31.7


Female

Melville Adults

There are 800 adults, (204 of whom are seniors) in Melville.

Melville Age Dependency

95.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Melville Sex Ratio

Female

466

40.03%

Male

698

59.97%

Melville Population by Age

Melville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.6%14.4%
All62.8%37.2%
Female54.8%45.2%
Non Family48.9%51.1%

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4222.7662.8
Non Family1801.1648.9
Female1154.254.8
Married903.6785.6
Male373.84100

3.73

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Melville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8813.06%
9th to 12th Grade17425.82%
High School Graduate32748.52%
Some College345.04%
Associates Degree0.00%
Bachelors Degree517.57%
Graduate Degree0.00%
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Melville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black31722318
White26518533
Multiple Races46
Hispanic464
Other Race32

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 70.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.45%.

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,588$18,690$21,570
Less Than High School$22,227$$
High School Grad$17,195$16,759$20,682
Some College$$$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$20,588

Average Earnings

$18,690

Average Male

$21,570

Average Female

Melville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melville Language by Age

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Melville Language

92.25% of Melville residents speak only English, while 7.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.00% of the population.

Melville Language

Melville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black51323545.81%
White40117343.14%

35.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.36%

Male Poverty Rate

46.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melville is Black, with 45.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melville is White, with 43.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.96%.

Melville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College100.00%
High School36.09%
Less Than High School21.76%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Melville Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed19.01%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed27.92%

Melville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,577$28,830
Families$28,214$30,390
Married Families$39,310-
Non Families$25,650$22,481
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Income by Household Type

Melville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Melville Married by Age and Sex

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Melville 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 35-44.

Melville Marital Status by Race

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Melville Marital Status

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23

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Melville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7419
75+4
55 to 64
35 to 54
18 to 34

Melville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White144.47%
Black92.28%
Hispanic48.70%

Melville Veterans by Race

Melville Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melville Veterans by Education

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36.1%

Labor Force Participation

36.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Melville Employment by Age

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Melville Employment by Race

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Melville 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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83.68%

Born in Louisiana

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Melville residents were born in the United States, with 83.68% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Melville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,015-7-0.68%
20201,022-7-0.68%
20191,029-7-0.68%
20181,036-11-1.05%
20171,047-1-0.10%
20161,04820.19%
20151,04610.10%
20141,04540.38%
20131,041-1-0.10%
20121,04210.10%
20111,0410.00%
20101,0410.00%

Melville Population by Year