Melrose, MA

27,681 Population
4.7 square miles 5,879.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
5,879.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.9%
was 49.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.7%
was 11.8%
 
Percent Under 18
21.7%
was 20.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.6%
was 15.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.8
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
3.4%
was 4.1%
 
Median Household Income
$85,521
was $85,704
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.9
39.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
95.7
was 76.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
981.5
was 947.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
11,822
was 11,739
 
Median Rent
$1,133
was $1,108
 
Total Building Permits
61
was 80
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,349
was 11,436
 
Homeownership Rate
67.9%
was 65.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
9
was 9
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,526.8
was 2,509.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.5%
was 7.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
52
was 71
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.1
was 6.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.2
was 2.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.8%
was 99.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
97.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.3%
was 94.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
53.0%
was 51.6%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
82.6%
was 82.3%
Ranked 92nd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
8.1%
was 7.9%
Ranked 54th Highest in MA
Revenue
$76,827,108
was $73,989,347
Ranked 68th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$74,368,670
was $71,866,583
Ranked 67th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,793
was $2,716
Ranked 138th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,703
was $2,638
Ranked 130th Highest in MA

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