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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Melvindale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Melvindale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Melvindale who work in office and administrative support (12.02%), sales jobs (11.86%), and food service (7.64%).

In Melvindale, just 8.36% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Melvindale in 2010 was $17,149, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,596 for a family of four.

Melvindale is an extremely 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 14.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Melvindale include Polish, Irish, French , and Other Arab.

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