Melbourne, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melbourne, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 808 as of July 1, 2017. Melbourne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Melbourne is located at latitude 41.9415 and longitude -93.1026 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Melbourne (GNIS ID: 2395086) 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 Melbourne is located within Township of Logan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melbourne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melbourne, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 808
Daytime Population: Workers 65
Daytime Population: Residents 398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 463
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 808
Population in Familes 649
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,429
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,943
Average Household Income $61,497
Per Capita Income $23,909


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $98,232
Average Home Value $112,128


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.27%
Households -0.39% -0.26%
Families -0.38% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Melbourne, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 358 65th
Population Density # 117 89th
Diversity Index # 768 25th
Median Household Income # 651 36th
Per Capita Income # 834 17th

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