Melvindale, Michigan

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Melvindale is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan and a downriver suburb of Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 10,735.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), all land.

Melvindale's nickname is: "The Little City with a Big Heart."


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,735 people, 4,499 households, and 2,694 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,876.9 per square mile (1,496.3/km²). There were 4,760 housing units at an average density of 1,719.0/sq mi (663.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.40% White, 5.26% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.90% of the population.

There were 4,499 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,954, and the median income for a family was $46,759. Males had a median income of $38,048 versus $28,026 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,011. About 7.6% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

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