Melrose is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,616 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Melrose is the 184th largest community in Minnesota.
When you are in Melrose, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.47% of Melrose’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Melrose is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melrose who work in management occupations (9.14%), office and administrative support (8.50%), and sales jobs (8.30%).
Melrose is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Melrose’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Melrose rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.40% of adults 25 and older in Melrose have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Melrose in 2010 was $19,155, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,620 for a family of four. However, Melrose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Melrose home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Melrose residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Melrose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Melrose include Irish, French , Norwegian, and English.
In addition, Melrose has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.20%).
The most common language spoken in Melrose is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.