Melrose Park, IL

25,422 Population
4.2 square miles 5,997.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
5,997.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.0%
was 54.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
34.0%
was 35.3%
 
Percent Under 18
29.9%
was 29.6%
 
Percent 65 and Over
10.5%
was 10.0%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.4
was 6.5
Ranked 24th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
19.5%
was 17.9%
 
Median Household Income
$45,931
was $45,459
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.3
42.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
11.7
was 3.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
121.4
was 168.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,112.3
was 1,764.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
8,357
was 8,382
 
Median Rent
$871
was $864
 
Total Building Permits
0
was 6
 
Occupied Housing Units
7,814
was 7,693
 
Homeownership Rate
51.2%
was 50.7%
 
Single Family Building Permits
0
was 6
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,971.7
was 1,977.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.5%
was 15.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
was 0.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.4%
was 95.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
70.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.9%
was 97.3%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
67.2%
was 67.2%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.1%
was 11.1%
 

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