Melville, New York Population 2021

17,716
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Melville is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Melville has a 2020 population of 17,716. Melville is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -6.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,985 in 2010. Melville reached it's highest population of 19,717 in 2013.

The average household income in Melville is $185,586 with a poverty rate of 3.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,325 per month, and the median house value is $670,400. The median age in Melville is 49.8 years, 48.3 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Melville Demographics

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

  • White: 86.33%
  • Asian: 7.83%
  • Black or African American: 3.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Melville, New York is 17,716 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,985.

Melville, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,29486.33%
Asian1,3887.83%
Black or African American5623.17%
Two or More Races3441.94%
Some Other Race1120.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.09%
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Melville Population by Race

Melville Population Pyramid $2021

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Melville Median Age

49.8


Total

48.3


Male

50.6


Female

Melville Adults

There are 14,255 adults, (4,783 of whom are seniors) in Melville.

Melville Age Dependency

87

Age Dependency Ratio

50.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Melville Sex Ratio

Female

9,603

54.21%

Male

8,113

45.79%

Melville Population by Age

Melville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.5%3.5%
All86.4%13.6%
Male74.5%25.5%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Female66.5%33.5%

86.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Melville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7582.5786.4
Married4,2563.1396.5
Non Family1,8691.1769.7
Female5312.7466.5
Male1023.8374.5

3.08

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Melville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3462.63%
9th to 12th Grade2792.12%
High School Graduate1,92714.66%
Some College2,00715.27%
Associates Degree8816.70%
Bachelors Degree3,61427.49%
Graduate Degree4,09231.13%
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Melville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,15810,7136,759
Asian958882464
Black423391276
Hispanic422386142
2+ Races14412565
Other Race944133
Islander1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 65.25%.

Melville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$67,372$98,416$50,258
Less Than 9th Grade$29,019$55,100$22,156
High School Graduate$42,083$95,231$37,222
Some College$58,287$74,323$50,051
Bachelors Degree$73,611$101,359$59,253
Graduate Degree$100,347$128,443$53,669

$67,372

Average Earnings

$98,416

Average Male

$50,258

Average Female

Melville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Melville Language by Age

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Melville Language

86.86% of Melville residents speak only English, while 13.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.35% of the population.

Melville Language

Melville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,2684072.85%
Asian1,368946.87%
Black5496812.39%
Multiple344195.52%
Islander16850.00%

3.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.80%

Male Poverty Rate

3.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Melville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Melville is Islander, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Melville is White, with 2.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.43%.

Melville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.07%
High School7.76%
Some College4.51%
Bachelors or Greater1.98%

Melville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed11.03%
Female Employed2.11%
Male Employed1.47%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Melville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Melville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$127,359$185,586
Families$149,506$220,064
Married Families$157,263-
Non Families$62,542$93,932
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Income by Household Type

Melville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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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701

Number of Veterans

651

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam198
Korea158
World War II151
First Gulf War23
Second Gulf War16

Melville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+424
65 to 74163
55 to 6474
35 to 5440
18 to 34

Melville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6865.51%
Black153.55%

Melville Veterans by Race

Melville Veterans by Education

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2.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melville Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

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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81.24%

Born in Melville

88.86%

Native Born

11.14%

Foreign Born

2.71%

Non Citizen

8.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.86% of Melville residents were born in the United States, with 81.24% having been born in New York. 2.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Melville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,7160.00%
202017,7160.00%
201917,716-156-0.87%
201817,872-546-2.96%
201718,418980.53%
201618,320-362-1.94%
201518,682-546-2.84%
201419,228-489-2.48%
201319,7176743.54%
201219,0431000.53%
201118,943-42-0.22%
201018,9850.00%

Melville Population by Year