Melville, New York Population 2020

17,872
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Melville is a city located in New York. Melville has a 2020 population of 17,872. Melville is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -5.86% 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 $170,385 with a poverty rate of 3.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,276 per month, and the median house value is $641,700. The median age in Melville is 49.4 years, 47.9 years for males, and 50.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.4 males.

Melville Demographics

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

  • White: 86.29%
  • Asian: 8.88%
  • Black or African American: 2.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Melville, New York is 17,872, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,42186.29%
Asian1,5878.88%
Black or African American4392.46%
Two or More Races2871.61%
Some Other Race960.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.24%
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Melville Population Pyramid 2020

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Melville Median Age

49.4


Total

47.9


Male

50.5


Female

Melville Adults

There are 14,438 adults, (5,141 of whom are seniors) in Melville.

Melville Age Dependency

92.2

Age Dependency Ratio

55.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Melville Sex Ratio

Female

9,587

53.64%

Male

8,285

46.36%

Melville Households and Families

Melville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Melville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.2%4.8%
All86.6%13.4%
Male75%25%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female67%33%

86.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6812.6286.6
Married4,4283.1495.2
Non Family1,7311.2170.1
Female4462.7267
Male763.8675

3.1

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Melville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3292.47%
9th to 12th Grade3472.60%
High School Graduate2,17016.28%
Some College2,01915.14%
Associates Degree9276.95%
Bachelors Degree3,67127.53%
Graduate Degree3,87029.03%
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Melville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,03510,5526,505
Asian1,2401,158642
Hispanic525506169
Black339290177
Multiple Races13111864
Other Race813225
Islander4242

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 white people with a rate of 58.95%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$71,464$102,289$46,178
Less Than High School$27,368$65,391$21,103
High School Grad$$81,823$37,031
Some College$57,328$79,943$50,071
Bachelors Degree$77,843$106,167$50,671
Graduate Degree$103,617$135,362$61,161

$71,464

Average Earnings

$102,289

Average Male

$46,178

Average Female

Melville Language

Melville Language by Age

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Melville Language

83.99% of Melville residents speak only English, while 16.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.50% of the population.

Melville Poverty

Melville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,2334333.04%
Black4257116.71%
Asian1,563704.48%
Islander422150.00%
Multiple287134.53%

3.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.95%

Male Poverty Rate

3.91%

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 3.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.37%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School8.53%
High School8.07%
Some College5.21%
Bachelors or Greater1.21%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed8.59%
Male Employed1.36%
Female Employed1.18%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Melville Income

Melville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$124,116$170,385
Families$152,250$198,580
Married Families$157,500-
Non Families$56,563$88,650
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Melville Marital Status

Melville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

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

Melville Marital Status by Race

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Melville Veterans

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917

Number of Veterans

867

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam318
Korea206
World War II186
Second Gulf War16
First Gulf War13
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Age Group Veterans
75+588
65 to 74223
55 to 6460
35 to 5446
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8706.99%
Asian392.98%
Hispanic233.24%
Black82.23%

Melville Veterans by Education

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1.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Melville Employment Status

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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79.69%

Born in New York

86.11%

Native Born

13.89%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

9.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.11% of Melville residents were born in the United States, with 79.69% having been born in New York. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,8720.00%
201917,8720.00%
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%