Melville, Louisiana Population 2024

746

Melville is a city located in St. Landry Parish Louisiana. Melville has a 2024 population of 746. Melville is currently declining at a rate of -0.4% annually and its population has decreased by -1.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 758 in 2020.

The average household income in Melville is $38,023 with a poverty rate of 41.43%. 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: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
594.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.58% (-12)
The current population of Melville, Louisiana is 746 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 758.

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 American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

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

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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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade367.32%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree255.08%
Graduate Degree112.24%
High School Graduate33267.48%
Less Than 9th Grade163.25%
Some College7214.63%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black29226525
White19116611
2+ Races990

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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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$24,878$23,796$31,964
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$30,000$24,167$32,905
Some College$0$0$0

$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

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black46919140.72%
White2338436.05%
Multiple2727100%

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%

Melville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed13.33%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed9.56%
Female Unemployed0%

Melville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$42,361$43,572
Households$38,833$38,023
Married Families$50,865$-999,999,999
Non Families$12,112$22,344

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

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam12
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Melville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7412
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Melville Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black123.83%

Melville Veterans by Race

Melville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

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

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Melville residents were born in the United States, with 97.67% having been born in Louisiana. 0% 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
2029731-3-0.41%
2028734-3-0.41%
2027737-3-0.41%
2026740-3-0.4%
2025743-3-0.4%
2024746-3-0.4%
2023749-2-0.27%
2022751-5-0.66%
2021756-2-0.26%
2020758-277-26.76%
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%
20111,04100%
20101,04100%

Melville Population by Year