Melvin, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Melvin, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Melvin had a population of 191 as of July 1, 2018. Melvin ranks in the upper 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 Melvin is located at latitude 43.2865 and longitude -95.6086 in Osceola County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melvin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osceola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,581 feet.

The City of Melvin (GNIS ID: 2395091) 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 Melvin is located within Township of Baker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osceola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melvin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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Melvin, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 191
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,077
Diversity Index2 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,368
Average Household Income $63,615
Per Capita Income $29,447

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $79,545
Average Home Value $110,000
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 98
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.37% -1.07%
Households -1.28% -1.04%
Families -0.39% -1.0%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Melvin, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melvin to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 710 30th
Population Density # 259 74th
Diversity Index # 116 89th
Median Household Income # 868 14th
Per Capita Income # 451 55th

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