Melrose, Minnesota

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Population in 2014: 3,593 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.2%
 
Males: 1,802  (50.2%)
Females: 1,791  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56378.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,230 (it was $34,432 in 2000)
Melrose:

$46,230
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,137 (it was $15,510 in 2000)

Melrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $128,695 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Melrose:

$128,695
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $774.

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  • Races in Melrose, MN (2010)

    Melrose races chart
    • 2,73175.9%White alone
    • 79622.1%Hispanic
    • 280.8%Black alone
    • 220.6%Asian alone
    • 160.4%Two or more races
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Melrose: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.6%), Irish (4.4%), United States (4.3%), Norwegian (3.4%), French (2.0%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1213 feet

Land area: 2.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,269 people per square mile   (low).

Melrose,MN real estate house value index trend

Melrose, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose city:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

637 residents are foreign born (16.2% Latin America).

This city:

17.6%
Minnesota:

7.4%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Melrose, Minnesota as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Melrose to the number of sex offenders is 3,601 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,654 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,525 (1.2%)

Melrose satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (32.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (89.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Meire Grove, MN (2.1 miles) , New Munich, MN (2.1 miles ), Greenwald, MN (2.3 miles ), Freeport, MN (2.5 miles ), St. Rosa, MN (2.5 miles) , Sauk Centre, MN (2.8 miles ), Elrosa, MN (3.2 miles) , Spring Hill, MN (3.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $194,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $205,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 94.81 W

Area code: 320

Melrose household income distribution Melrose home values distribution

Crime rates in Melrose by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11
per 100,000 0.00.00.031.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A27.827.8
Robberies 0000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.027.80.0
Assaults 5200001300102
per 100,000 158.563.40.00.00.00.031.795.20.00.027.50.055.6
Burglaries 2162422359111176
per 100,000 665.8190.162.3124.863.263.695.1158.7276.0303.4302.4194.3166.9
Thefts 5835821312923242117301529
per 100,000 1,838.91,108.6249.1655.2979.2921.8728.8761.9644.0468.8824.9416.3806.9
Auto thefts 1200001002021
per 100,000 31.763.40.00.00.00.031.70.00.055.20.055.527.8
Arson 0000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.031.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 160.778.514.962.471.769.572.989.572.569.285.067.982.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Melrose detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Minnesota average:

1.65
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +520 (+20.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Melrose: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Melrose, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Melrose-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Melrose city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melrose-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Melrose center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.5 miles away from Melrose center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stearns County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melrose topographic map

Birthplace of: Bill Daley (American football) - College football player, Paul Ellering - Professional wrestler, Joe Schmiesing - Football player, Mark Olberding - Basketball player-coach, Paul Young (American football) - Football player, Matt Herkenhoff - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Melrose:

  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 525 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE PINE VILLA C C (525 WEST MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Melrose:

  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAUK CENTRE, MN)
  • MOTHER OF MERCY CAMPUS OF CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBANY, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 26 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 31 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 31 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 32 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 34 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,822)
  • Ridgewater College (about 40 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 55 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)

Public high schools in Melrose:

  • MELROSE SECONDARY (Location: 546 5TH AVE NE, Grades: 9-12)
  • WEST CENTRAL AREA LEARNING CENTER (Location: 9 WEST 2ND ST S, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Melrose:

Private elementary/middle schools in Melrose:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 320 5TH AVE SE, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST JOHNS-ST ANDREWS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 115 E COUNTY ROAD 13, Grades: PK-6)
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Notable locations in Melrose: Meadowlark Country Club (A), Melrose Fire Department (B), Great River Regional Library (C), Melrose Police Department (D), Melrose Area Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Melrose include: Saint Mary's Church (A), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (B), Saint Michael's Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Patrick Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Melrose Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Melrose Area Historical Society (Museums; 518 East 2nd Street South), Mayers Charter Service (Tours & Charters; 37264 County Road 13).

Hotels: Super 8 Melrose MN (231 East County Road 173), Super 8 Melrose (Computer Line) (231 East County Road 173).

Stearns 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 2013: 16.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.6% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Melrose in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
75 people in nursing homes in 2000

Melrose, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Melrose (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Melrose Branch at 220 East Kraft Drive, branch established on 1907/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Freeport State Bank: Melrose Branch at 219 East Main Street, branch established on 1999/08/02. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $88.4 mil, Deposits: $77.2 mil, headquarters in Freeport, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Freeport Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

Melrose travel time to work - commute Melrose mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,56548
Mainline Protestant17,43828
Evangelical Protestant12,07147
Other9697
Orthodox211
None57,578-
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: 29
Stearns County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Stearns County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.9%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Melrose:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Melrose:

22.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Melrose:

11.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Melrose:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Melrose:

75.8%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melrose, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$14,827$59,3080$0
Other Government Administration 6$28,494$56,9889$3,981
Police Protection - Officers 4$20,134$60,4021$1,723
Police - Other 1$3,562$42,7440$0
Streets and Highways 4$17,590$52,7701$1,145
Health 0$0 17$10,806
Sewerage 3$12,009$48,0360$0
Water Supply 2$12,009$72,0540$0
Electric Power 4$21,217$63,6510$0
Totals for Government 27$129,842$57,70828$17,655

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $761,000 ($211.80)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,710,000 ($1032.56)
    Sewerage: $1,027,000 ($285.83)
    Water Utilities: $668,000 ($185.92)
    Police Protection: $340,000 ($94.63)
    Financial Administration: $306,000 ($85.17)
    Regular Highways: $274,000 ($76.26)
    General - Other: $214,000 ($59.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000 ($26.72)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($20.60)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($10.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($7.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.67)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($117.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $606,000 ($168.66)
    Electric Utilities: $425,000 ($118.29)
    General - Other: $232,000 ($64.57)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($10.85)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($8.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($6.96)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($6.68)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($2.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,348,000 ($375.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($30.62)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,465,000 ($407.74)
    All Other: $72,000 ($20.04)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($4.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,000 ($10.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($2.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $215,000 ($59.84)
    Interest Earnings: $158,000 ($43.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $94,000 ($26.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,097,000 ($1140.27)
    Water Utilities: $643,000 ($178.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $690,000 ($192.04)
    All Other: $40,000 ($11.13)
    Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Property: $433,000 ($120.51)
    NEC: $40,000 ($11.13)
    Public Utilities: $18,000 ($5.01)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,835,000 ($510.72)
    Industrial Revenue: $600,000 ($166.99)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,650,000 ($1572.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $129,000 ($35.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,306,000 ($1476.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,780,000 ($495.41)
    Industrial Revenue: $450,000 ($125.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $150,000 ($41.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $473,000 ($131.64)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($15.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,545,000 ($5161.42)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $450,000 ($125.24)

6.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Benton County, MN  1.31% ($30,497 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.57% ($28,972)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($29,148)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($74 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Benton County, MN  1.39% ($30,206 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($31,098)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.64% ($30,580)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KEYL (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONG PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K63DY (Channel 63; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
Melrose fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Melrose fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2006 11:38 AM, M23, Central Ave., Lat: 45.67105, Lon: -94.81458, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 1990 10:34 PM, Meadowlark, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1988 08:10 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 20, 1982 02:42 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 1978 09:48 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 19, 1977 01:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 35m115ftTotal length
  • $1,054,000Total costs
  • 63,554Total average daily traffic
  • 6,407Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Melrose)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 21 West Main (Lat: 45.670806 Lon: -94.825583), Call Sign: KDR756, Licensee ID: L00086014
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 04/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2011Registrant: City Of Melrose, 225 E 1st St, Melrose, MN 56352, Phone: (612) 256-4278
  • 546 N Fifth Ave E (Lat: 45.679694 Lon: -94.806417), Call Sign: KWO262
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.235 MHzGrant Date: 03/10/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025Registrant: Granite Electronics, Inc., 535 N 31 Ave, St Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: (320) 252-1887, Fax: (320) 259-5997, Email:
  • .5 Mi E (Lat: 45.665806 Lon: -94.798917), Call Sign: KAR693, Licensee ID: L00007936
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHzGrant Date: 06/27/1996, Expiration Date: 08/07/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/31/2001Registrant: Cooperative Power Association, 17845 Us Highway 10, Elk River, MN 55330, Phone: (763) 241-2353
  • 123 South 5th Ave (Lat: 45.674222 Lon: -94.807694), Call Sign: WPYK827
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.517 MHz, 159.607 MHz, 160.020 MHz, 160.132 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 08/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Dale MuellnerRegistrant: Pete\'s Communications, Inc., 1350 Nw 7 Th St., Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0630, Fax: (320) 235-7858, Email:
  • Lat: 45.676667 Lon: -94.822778, Call Sign: WQLK372
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.262 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/22/2020, Certifier: Liz SauerRegistrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Melrose)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5041Z , Serial Number: 18-585, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1996
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Roger C Nietfeld, 33578 County Road 30, Melrose, MN 56352, Other Owners: Christopher A Ellering

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Melrose, MN
Most common first names in Melrose, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5387.7 years
Henry4383.9 years
Joseph4278.6 years
John4078.6 years
Elizabeth2787.1 years
Rose2685.5 years
Alphonse1975.3 years
Norbert1975.2 years
Anna1988.0 years
Leo1777.2 years
Most common last names in Melrose, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hinnenkamp2878.4 years
Meyer2284.6 years
Welle1878.8 years
Imdieke1781.2 years
Moening1681.7 years
Tiemann1382.2 years
Schneider1382.8 years
Petermeier1279.2 years
Athmann1285.0 years
Schwieters1170.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Melrose, MN
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1

Melrose compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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