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The City of Melrose had a population of 106 as of July 1, 2016. Melrose ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose is located at latitude 40.979 and longitude -93.0508 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Melrose (GNIS ID: 2395089) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Melrose is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Melrose, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 106
Population in Households 106
Population in Familes 87
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $143,452


Median Household Income $44,245
Average Household Income $66,397
Per Capita Income $29,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.57%
Households -0.97% -0.42%
Families -0.97% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Melrose, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 862 15th
Population Density1 # 957 5th
Diversity Index2 # 785 22nd
Median Household Income # 805 20th
Per Capita Income # 281 72nd

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