Melrose Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,379 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Melrose Park is the 88th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Melrose Park is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.68% of the Melrose Park workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Melrose Park is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melrose Park who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (7.91%), and food service (7.03%).
In Melrose Park, just 11.13% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Melrose Park in 2010 was $18,866, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,464 for a family of four. However, Melrose Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Melrose Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Melrose Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Melrose Park, accounting for 73.07% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Melrose Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Melrose Park include German, Irish, Polish, and English.
Melrose Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.26%.
The most common language spoken in Melrose Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.