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, 2016)


Total Population 2,302
Population in Households 2,302
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (85.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $223,179
Average Home Value $274,011


Median Household Income $86,694
Average Household Income $98,645
Per Capita Income $37,538
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.16%
Households 0.46% 0.34%
Families 0.36% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, NY 12121 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12121 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 1011 42nd
Population Density1 # 1010 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 1371 21st
Median Household Income # 281 84th
Per Capita Income # 401 77th

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