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Population in 2012: 113 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 

Males: 61  (54.5%)
Females: 52  (45.5%)

Median resident age:  54.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52569

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,729 (it was $34,583 in 2000)
Melrose:

$30,729
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,911

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,079 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Melrose:

$68,079
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,808; Detached houses: $122,782; Mobile homes: $41,896

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,025.

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  • White alone - 108 (96.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melrose: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (33.5%), German (16.8%), English (12.3%), Italian (8.4%), Dutch (6.5%), French Canadian (5.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/20/1882

Elevation: 868 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 134 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose city:

  • Never married: 11.0%
  • Now married: 75.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.1%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Melrose, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Melrose to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (51.9 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (153.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (284.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Russell, IA (2.8 miles ), Lovilia, IA (3.6 miles ), Albia, IA (3.6 miles ), Williamson, IA (3.7 miles) , Moravia, IA (3.7 miles ), Chariton, IA (3.7 miles ), Mystic, IA (3.8 miles ), Rathbun, IA (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 40.98 N, Longitude: 93.05 W

Area code: 641

Melrose household income distribution Melrose home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-13.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)


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Tornado activity:

Melrose-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 140% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Melrose city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 10.7 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Thomas E. Martin - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Melrose:

  • MONROE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • OAKWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • SOUTHERN IA HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ALBIA, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Melrose, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 35 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,272)
  • Drake University (about 54 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Truman State University (about 60 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,595)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Iowa State University (about 80 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Iowa (about 92 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 98 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)

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Notable locations in Melrose: Melrose (A), Melrose Fire Department (B), Melrose Community Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Melrose include: New Providence Baptist Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Melrose Methodist Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Melrose: Blarney Stone Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Melrose, IA

Melrose compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Melrose travel time to work - commute


Melrose mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Melrose city (based on Monroe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.17%
Here54.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents44.9%24.0%12.4%4.6%3.9%
Congregations18.8%18.8%6.3%6.3%6.3%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.5%3.2%1.5%0.9%1.3%
Congregations6.3%12.5%6.3%6.3%12.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Monroe County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Monroe County:

9.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

9.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$577
Totals for Government 0$0 1$577

Melrose government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $8,000 ($70.80)
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $11,000 ($97.35)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($70.80)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($44.25)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($44.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($44.25)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($17.70)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($17.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $15,000 ($132.74)

Melrose government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($70.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000 ($115.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($106.19)
    Rents: $1,000 ($8.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($115.04)
    General Support: $2,000 ($17.70)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($176.99)

Melrose government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $33,000 ($292.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($265.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($26.55)

Melrose government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($292.04)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wapello County, IA  0.73% ($22,429 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.59% ($20,588)
from Appanoose County, IA  0.52% ($24,600)


6.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.07% ($27,387 average AGI)
to Wapello County, IA  0.86% ($32,440)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.52% ($27,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCOG (1400 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KCOG, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLBA (1370 AM; 1 kW; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:

  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Melrose)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7 Mi N 1.5 Mi W (Lat: 40.925000 Lon: -93.039083), Call Sign: WFV742, Licensee ID: L00101556
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2004, Expiration Date: 08/29/2014
    Registrant: Rathbun Regional Water Assoc Inc, 16166 Hwy J29, Centerville, IA 52544-8307, Phone: (515) 647-2416
  • Melrose 314.1 DED, Bnsf Mp 314.1 (Lat: 40.971972 Lon: -92.969639), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPUU475
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 05/06/2022, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MELROSE, 420 Shamrock Street (Lat: 40.987889 Lon: -93.057417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137.2 m, Overall height: 143.3 m, Call Sign: WQHF659
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2007, Expiration Date: 07/18/2017, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W, Suite. 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0NEV, Licensee ID: L00842969
    Grant Date: 04/09/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014
    Registrant: Ronald R Reynolds, 1174 250th, Melrose, IA 52569
  • Call Sign: KI0JK, Previous Call Sign: KB0WMC, Licensee ID: L00171724
    Grant Date: 03/22/2006, Expiration Date: 05/11/2016
    Registrant: Phyllis J Klaus, 10105 Hwy S-70, Melrose, IA 52569-7717
  • Call Sign: N0WK, Previous Call Sign: KF0PF, Licensee ID: L00171730
    Grant Date: 10/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018
    Registrant: William L Klaus, 10105 Hwy S-70, Melrose, IA 52569-7717

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2865Y , Serial Number: 18253865, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Maurice A Sinclair, 2208 560th Ave, Melrose, IA 52569
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70736 , Serial Number: 17755, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Maurice Anthony Sinclair, 2208 560th Ave, Melrose, IA 52569


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