Melville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Melville Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Suffolk County at latitude 40.7934 and longitude -73.4151. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Melville Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 12.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Melville: Sun-quams, Sweet Hollow.Photos of the local Melville, NY area
Also See: Melville, NY ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||18,478|
|Population in Familes||16,183|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||492|
|Average Household Size||2.66|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||7,249 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,896 (81.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,049 (14.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||304 ( 4.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$492,250|
|Average Home Value||$565,718|
|Median Household Income||$129,285|
|Average Household Income||$165,583|
|Per Capita Income||$60,924|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||4.12%|
|Per Capita Income||4.76%|
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, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 94||92nd|
|Population Density1||# 525||56th|
|Diversity Index2||# 357||70th|
|Median Household Income||# 101||92nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 105||91st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.