Melrose, MN
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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.

Melrose is a blue-collar town, with 38.77% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Melrose is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melrose who work in sales jobs (10.53%), office and administrative support (8.16%), and management occupations (7.61%).

Because of many things, Melrose is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Melrose a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Melrose has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

One of the benefits of Melrose is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.32 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Melrose doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Melrose are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.72% of adults in Melrose have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Melrose in 2010 was $20,936, 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 $83,744 for a family of four. However, Melrose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Melrose is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Melrose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Melrose include Irish, French , Polish, and English.

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

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