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Melrose is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,091 at the 2000 census. It is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.07%) is water.

Interstate 94 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,091 people, 1,157 households, and 797 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,091.8 people per square mile (421.7/km²). There were 1,206 housing units at an average density of 426.0/sq mi (164.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.76% White, 0.49% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 2.52% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.33% of the population.

There were 1,157 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,432, and the median income for a family was $45,045. Males had a median income of $30,290 versus $20,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,510. About 4.5% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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