Melrose Park, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melrose Park, New York - Basic Facts

The Melrose Park Census Designated Place had a population of 2,303 as of July 1, 2016. Melrose Park ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose Park is located at latitude 42.9056 and longitude -76.5141 in Cayuga County. The formal boundaries for the Melrose Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Cayuga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Melrose Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389470) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Melrose Park Census Designated Place is located within Town of Owasco, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cayuga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melrose Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Melrose Park, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,303
Population in Households 2,300
Population in Familes 1,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 933
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 845 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $145,652
Average Home Value $209,834


Median Household Income $72,515
Average Household Income $86,336
Per Capita Income $34,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.17%
Households -0.05% -0.26%
Families -0.17% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Melrose Park, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose Park to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 563 53rd
Population Density1 # 877 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1168 2nd
Median Household Income # 428 64th
Per Capita Income # 454 62nd

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