Melba, Idaho

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Population in 2017: 533 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.4%
 
Males: 257  (48.3%)
Females: 276  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years

Zip codes: 83641.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,009 (it was $31,429 in 2000)
Melba:

$40,009
ID:

$52,225

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,173 (it was $12,928 in 2000)

Melba city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,588 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Melba:

$125,588
ID:

$207,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,479; detached houses: $126,880; mobile homes: $61,489

Median gross rent in 2017: $968.

March 2019 cost of living index in Melba: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.0%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Melba, ID (2010)
    • 37573.1%White alone
    • 12624.6%Hispanic
    • 101.9%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Melba detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Melba, Idaho as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Melba is 51 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (7.7%), American (7.2%), German (6.9%), Dutch (4.7%), Irish (3.9%), Swedish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2680 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,799 people per square mile   (low).

Melba, Idaho map

68 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

This city:

10.4%
Idaho:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,019 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,005 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (14.0 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (331.9 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (650.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kuna, ID (3.2 miles ),
Nampa, ID (3.7 miles ),
Orchard, ID (3.8 miles ),
Huston, ID (4.1 miles ),
Meridian, ID (4.2 miles ),
Marsing, ID (4.3 miles ),
Murphy, ID (4.4 miles ),
Caldwell, ID (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 43.37 N, Longitude: 116.53 W

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Melba, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Melba, ID in 2017
Melba satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Idaho:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +197 (+81.4%).
Most common industries in Melba, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.2%)
  • Food (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Public administration (16.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Melba, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.5%)
  • Child care workers (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)

Average climate in Melba, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Melba, Idaho average temperatures Melba, Idaho average precipitation Melba, Idaho humidity Melba, Idaho wind speed Melba, Idaho snowfall Melba, Idaho sunshine Melba, Idaho clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.7. This is about average.

City:

79.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.389. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.30. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.294. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.294
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.20
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Melba-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 365% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Melba center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from Melba center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 303.8 miles away from Melba center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 298.6 miles away from Melba center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 346.0 miles away from Melba center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 283.2 miles away from Melba center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Canyon County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melba topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melba:

  • SUNNY RIDGE REHABILITATION AND RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • MERCY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - NAMPA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • JOURNEYS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • TRINITY MISSION HEALTH AND REHAB OF MIDLAND (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • GUARDIAN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; NAMPA, ID)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB - NAMPA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NAMPA, ID)

Amtrak station near Melba:

  • 15 miles: NAMPA (1424 2ND ST. S.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melba:

  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 14 miles; Nampa, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 17 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Boise State University (about 23 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 50 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 118 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 156 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 207 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Public high school in Melba:

Public elementary/middle school in Melba:

See full list of schools located in Melba

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • CHURCHES Community Baptist Church 319 Randolph Friends Church PO Box 116 Valley Worship Center 1263 Hwy 45

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Melba Rural Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Canyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Melba and their reported violations in the past:

MELBA CITY OF (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Idaho:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.8%
Whole state:

69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Melba:

Marital status in Melba, ID
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

For population 25 years and over in Melba:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Idaho average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melba, ID (based on Canyon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other29,81068
Evangelical Protestant25,615114
Catholic17,8383
Mainline Protestant3,88119
None111,779-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Canyon County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Canyon County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Canyon County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Canyon County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Canyon County:

28.7%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Canyon County:

15.7%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
State:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Melba:

46.0%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Melba:

28.2
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Melba:

6.9
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Melba:

29.9%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Melba:

56.8%
Idaho:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Melba:

79.1%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melba, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 1$3,637$43,6441$150
Financial Administration 0$0 1$796
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,669
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,637$43,6448$4,615

Melba government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $31,000 ($58.16)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($110.69)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($103.19)
    Central Staff Services: $54,000 ($101.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($84.43)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($50.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($37.52)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($33.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($26.27)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($24.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($127.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $101,000 ($189.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($5.63)

Melba government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $134,000 ($251.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($86.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $27,000 ($50.66)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($26.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,000 ($11.26)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $126,000 ($236.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($52.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($3.75)
  • Tax - Property: $75,000 ($140.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($7.50)

Melba government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,586,000 ($2975.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,475,000 ($2767.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000 ($208.26)

Melba government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $236,000 ($442.78)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $635,000 ($1191.37)

8.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
Idaho average:

8.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ada County, ID  3.44% ($41,443 average AGI)
from Owyhee County, ID  0.24% ($33,598)
from Payette County, ID  0.18% ($37,115)


7.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Idaho average:

7.05%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($217 average AGI)
Canyon County:

0.03%
Idaho average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ada County, ID  3.22% ($42,077 average AGI)
to Owyhee County, ID  0.24% ($38,906)
to Payette County, ID  0.20% ($33,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melba:

  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSPD (790 AM; 1 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KCID (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melba:

  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KARO (98.7 FM; NYSSA, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K239AC (95.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTPZ (99.1 FM; MOUNTAIN HOME, ID; Owner: AGM-IDAHO BROADCASTING, LLC)

Melba fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 2015 06:10 AM, Sr-45, Lat: 43.375039, Lon: -116.588622, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3
Jul 14, 2012 04:00 AM, Butte Rd, Powerline Rd, Lat: 43.358153, Lon: -116.547089, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 2011 08:40 PM, Alley Between 4th & 3rd, Lat: 43.375272, Lon: -116.531667, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 2006 11:26 AM, Can-Ada Rd, Lat: 43.311890, Lon: -116.511880, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • 1,140Total average daily traffic
  • 114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,710Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Melba)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Murphy Gage 8 Mi Sw (Lat: 43.291556 Lon: -116.421222), Call Sign: KNJN683, Licensee ID: L00069492,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz, Grant Date: 04/30/2014, Expiration Date: 06/13/2024, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2016, Registrant: Idaho Power Company, Boise, ID 83707, Phone: (208) 383-2707
  • Ware Substation 5.7 Mi W (Lat: 43.381556 Lon: -116.642917), Call Sign: WNPU601, Licensee ID: L00069492,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2014, Expiration Date: 07/11/2024, Registrant: Idaho Power Company, Boise, ID 83707, Phone: (208) 383-2707
  • Lat: 43.375472 Lon: -116.532250, Call Sign: WQFT684,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.570 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2006, Expiration Date: 09/29/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2016, Certifier: Dan Perry, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 43.351694 Lon: -116.697278, Call Sign: WRBU419,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.306 MHz, 451.556 MHz, 451.718 MHz, 452.031 MHz, 452.281 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2018, Expiration Date: 06/21/2028, Certifier: Craig Hoseley, Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Melba)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Melba)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 39. The highest number of fires - 50 took place in 2011, and the least - 17 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Melba, ID When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (70.5%), and Structure Fires (17.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Melba, ID
    • 47170.5%Outside Fires
    • 11917.8%Structure Fires
    • 548.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 243.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Melba, ID
Most common first names in Melba, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1075.7 years
Charles870.6 years
Robert872.2 years
George880.5 years
Kenneth769.0 years
John677.0 years
Virginia581.4 years
Roy577.0 years
Maude490.0 years
Mary481.8 years
Most common last names in Melba, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1081.0 years
Young869.1 years
Hoagland782.8 years
Miller777.2 years
Johnson680.8 years
Hall586.2 years
Montgomery471.0 years
Nelson480.3 years
Martin468.0 years
Fine483.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melba, ID
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 6.6%Other fuel
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melba, ID
  • 61.8%Electricity
  • 26.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Melba compared to Idaho state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 31 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.