New Melle, Missouri

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New Melle is a small country community in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. It is located about 37 miles west of St. Louis. The population was 235 as of the 2007 census[citation needed]. New Melle is a sister city to Melle, Germany and celebrates its long German heritage.



New Melle is located at 38°42′37″N 90°52′49″W / 38.71028°N 90.88028°W / 38.71028; -90.88028 (38.710216, -90.880393)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square mile (0.9 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 124 people, 44 households, and 35 families residing in the city. The population density was 349.8 people per square mile (136.8/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 138.2/sq mi (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.39% White and 1.61% African American.

There were 44 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,417, and the median income for a family was $67,917. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus. $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,965. There were no families and 3.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

New Melle is in the Francis Howell School District. Elementary school students attend Daniel Boone Elementary, middle school students attend Francis Howell Middle School, and high school students attend Francis Howell High School.

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