Melvin is a city located in Ford County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 408, it is the 970th largest city in Illinois and the 20355th largest city in the United States. Melvin is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 416 in 2020. Spanning over 0 miles, Melvin has a population density of 1,179 people per square mile.
The average household income in Melvin is $59,974 with a poverty rate of 22.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $697 per month, and the median house value is $58,800. The median age in Melvin is 33.3 years, 33.9 years for males, and 32.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Melvinwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.35%.
89.39% of Melvin residents speak only English, while 10.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.84% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Melvin is White, with 18.52% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Melvin is Hispanic, with 26.32% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.10%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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95.21% of Melvin residents were born in the United States, with 77.58% having been born in Illinois. 3.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.