Melville, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

Advertisement

Melville Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Melville Content

Also See: Melville, NY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Melville, New York - Basic Facts

The Melville Census Designated Place had a population of 18,955 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Melville is located at latitude 40.7829 and longitude -73.4071 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Melville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The Melville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389471) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melville: Sun-quams, Sweet Hollow.

Melville Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

Advertisement

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | NY Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Town of Huntington | Suffolk County | New York Counties

Search the map for:
Advertisement

Melville, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,955
Population in Households 18,464
Population in Familes 16,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 491
Population Density1 1,568
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,949
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,197
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,900 (81.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,049 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $543,618
Average Home Value $600,576
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $127,927
Average Household Income $169,144
Per Capita Income $62,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.02%
Households 0.11% 0.07%
Families 0.06% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.

Advertisement

Melville, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melville to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 92 92nd
Population Density1 # 523 56th
Diversity Index2 # 355 70th
Median Household Income # 91 92nd
Per Capita Income # 100 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.