Melvindale, MI
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Melvindale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 10,404 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Melvindale is the 105th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities, Melvindale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Melvindale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Melvindale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Melvindale who work in sales jobs (12.50%), food service (9.03%), and office and administrative support (8.83%).

The citizens of Melvindale have a very low rate of college education: just 9.64% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Melvindale in 2010 was $17,619, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,476 for a family of four.

Melvindale is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Melvindale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Melvindale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Melvindale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Melvindale include Polish, Irish, Other Arab, and French .

The most common language spoken in Melvindale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.