Melrose, Iowa

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Melrose is a city in Monroe County, Iowa, United States. The population was 130 at the 2000 census.



Melrose is located at 40°58′31″N 93°03′00″W / 40.975275°N 93.049970°W / 40.975275; -93.049970Coordinates: 40°58′31″N 93°03′00″W / 40.975275°N 93.049970°W / 40.975275; -93.049970 (40.975275, -93.049970).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 130 people, 56 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 153.7 people per square mile (59.1/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 79.2/sq mi (30.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.69% White, 0.77% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races.

There were 56 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 15.4% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,507. There were 25.6% of families and 21.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 44.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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