Melrose, NY 12121 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12121: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Melrose, NY 12121

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • Single Family Addresses: 666
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rensselaer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.843, Longitude -73.619
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Melrose, NY 12121 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,085
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 1,088
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 2,085
Population in Familes 1,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $95,068
Average Household Income $108,868
Per Capita Income $41,198


Total Housing Units 833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (85.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $229,529
Average Home Value $289,201


Total Households 789
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 613
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.05%
Households -0.03% 0.05%
Families -0.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Melrose, NY 12121 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12121 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1049 40th
Population Density # 1046 40th
Diversity Index # 1359 22nd
Median Household Income # 244 86th
Per Capita Income # 346 80th

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