Melissa is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,703 people and just one neighborhood, Melissa is the 378th largest community in Texas. Melissa has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Melissa, where the median household income is $102,591.
Real Estate Prices
Melissa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Melissa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Melissa is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Melissa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melissa who work in sales jobs (18.73%), office and administrative support (15.30%) and management occupations (8.75%).
Also of interest is that Melissa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Melissa 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, Melissa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Melissa is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Melissa, the average commute to work is 31.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Melissa is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.