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 2,244 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,244
Daytime Population: Workers 398
Daytime Population: Residents 954
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 2,242
Population in Familes 1,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 601
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $73,182
Average Household Income $89,894
Per Capita Income $36,312


Total Housing Units 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $144,141
Average Home Value $199,669


Total Households 914
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 655
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 -0.3% -0.55%
Households -0.33% -0.55%
Families -0.43% -0.62%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 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 # 574 52nd
Population Density # 881 26th
Diversity Index # 1169 2nd
Median Household Income # 453 62nd
Per Capita Income # 452 62nd

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