Melrose, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 3,656 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.3%
 
Males: 1,833  (50.1%)
Females: 1,823  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56378.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,988 (it was $34,432 in 2000)
Melrose:

$59,988
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,799 (it was $15,510 in 2000)

Melrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $143,824 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Melrose:

$143,824
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $242,204; detached houses: $255,084; townhouses or other attached units: $172,041; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $75,801; mobile homes: $26,827

Median gross rent in 2019: $924.

March 2019 cost of living index in Melrose: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.5%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Melrose, MN (2019)
    • 2,91879.0%White alone
    • 67818.3%Hispanic
    • 551.5%Other race alone
    • 300.8%Two or more races
    • 260.7%Black alone

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

Crime rates in Melrose by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(27.8)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
3
(95.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(110.5)
2
(55.3)
2
(55.2)
1
(27.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(63.2)
2
(63.6)
3
(95.1)
5
(158.7)
9
(276.0)
11
(303.4)
11
(302.4)
7
(194.3)
6
(166.9)
1
(27.8)
5
(138.1)
7
(193.7)
2
(55.2)
2
(54.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(979.2)
29
(921.8)
23
(728.8)
24
(761.9)
21
(644.0)
17
(468.8)
30
(824.9)
15
(416.3)
29
(806.9)
6
(167.0)
10
(276.2)
12
(332.0)
23
(635.0)
22
(604.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.5)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(82.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index68.966.870.086.069.666.581.765.279.68.645.037.940.348.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Melrose, MN

Crime rate in Melrose detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: German (52.3%), American (8.3%), Norwegian (2.8%), Irish (1.2%), French Canadian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1213 feet

Land area: 2.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,291 people per square mile   (low).

Melrose, Minnesota map

302 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America).

This city:

8.1%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,402 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,275 (1.2%)

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)

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 94.81 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Melrose, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Melrose, MN in 2019
Melrose satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $205,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $219,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Melrose, MN residents
Average permit cost in Melrose, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Melrose, MN
Historical housing units in Melrose, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +520 (+20.2%).
Most common industries in Melrose, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (18.1%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (20.7%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (15.4%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Melrose, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Food processing workers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Food processing workers (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)

Average climate in Melrose, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% 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 Melrose 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from Melrose 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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melrose topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Melrose:

Marital status in Melrose, MN
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Melrose
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Melrose, MN (based on Stearns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stearns County:

6.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Stearns County:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stearns County:

9.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.2%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Melrose:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Melrose:

22.2%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Melrose:

11.4%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Melrose:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Melrose:

75.3%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melrose, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 16$44,408$33,3060$0
Electric Power 4$26,308$78,9243$560
Water Supply 4$2,035$6,1050$0
Sewerage 4$21,638$64,9140$0
Streets and Highways 4$18,241$54,7231$319
Parks and Recreation 3$673$2,6921$456
Police Protection - Officers 3$16,853$67,4122$3,862
Police - Other 1$4,145$49,7400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,730$56,7600$0
Health 0$0 14$16,936
Totals for Government 40$139,031$41,70921$22,132

Melrose government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $349,000 ($95.46)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,131,000 ($2224.02)
    Sewerage: $1,834,000 ($501.64)
    Water Utilities: $793,000 ($216.90)
    Police Protection: $748,000 ($204.60)
    Health - Other: $637,000 ($174.23)
    General - Other: $513,000 ($140.32)
    Regular Highways: $465,000 ($127.19)
    Financial Administration: $392,000 ($107.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $129,000 ($35.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000 ($17.23)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($6.29)
    Transit Utilities: $7,000 ($1.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($1.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($34.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $846,000 ($231.40)
    Water Utilities: $337,000 ($92.18)
    Sewerage: $328,000 ($89.72)
    Health - Other: $145,000 ($39.66)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($22.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($5.47)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($2.19)

Melrose government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,602,000 ($711.71)
    Hospital Public: $628,000 ($171.77)
    Other: $224,000 ($61.27)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($8.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($6.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000 ($1.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $270,000 ($73.85)
    Interest Earnings: $101,000 ($27.63)
    Special Assessments: $42,000 ($11.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($4.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,635,000 ($2635.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,411,000 ($385.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $798,000 ($218.27)
    Water Utilities: $307,000 ($83.97)
    Sewerage: $198,000 ($54.16)
    Other: $53,000 ($14.50)
    Highways: $28,000 ($7.66)
    Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($0.55)
  • Tax - Property: $1,399,000 ($382.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $501,000 ($137.04)
    Other License: $240,000 ($65.65)

Melrose government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,135,000 ($857.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,420,000 ($661.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $715,000 ($195.57)

Melrose government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,773,000 ($3220.19)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

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 Benton County, MN  1.39% ($38,687 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.66% ($35,307)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($62,250)


7.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Benton County, MN  1.46% ($40,572 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.85% ($43,221)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.70% ($51,642)
Businesses in Melrose, MN
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Melrose fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 62.7mTotal length
  • $1,216,000,000Total costs
  • 118,427Total average daily traffic
  • 13,199Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Melrose, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Melrose, MN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 21 West Main (Lat: 45.670806 Lon: -94.825583), Call Sign: KDR756, Licensee ID: L00086014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 04/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2011, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/1996, Expiration Date: 08/07/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/31/2001, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 08/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Dale Muellner, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/22/2020, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2020, Certifier: Liz Sauer, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:
  • Lat: 45.677889 Lon: -94.794167, Call Sign: WRAT450,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.572 MHz, 151.850 MHz, 151.977 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2018, Expiration Date: 02/24/2028, Certifier: Dale Muellner, Registrant: West Central Communications, Inc., 612 Industrial Dr. Sw, Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0811, Fax: (320) 231-2655, Email:
  • 1000 Kraft Dr Se (Lat: 45.669639 Lon: -94.797806), Call Sign: WRCP902,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.150 MHz, 462.325 MHz, 457.150 MHz, 467.325 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2018, Expiration Date: 11/30/2028, Certifier: Scott Difancesco, Registrant: Granite Electronics, Inc., 535 31st Ave N, St. Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: (320) 252-1887, Fax: (320) 259-5997, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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, N5041Z, N-5041Z, Serial Number: 18-585, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Roger C Nietfeld, 34255 County Road 31, Melrose, MN 56352, Other Owners: Christopher A Ellering
  • 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: 87810, N87810, N-87810, Serial Number: 15093, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 04/11/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Wenker, 36119 Rockwell Ln, Melrose, MN 56352
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/14/2012

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of fire incidents - 28 took place in 2004, and the least - 10 in 2006. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Melrose, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.6%), and Outside Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Melrose, MN
    • 10739.6%Structure Fires
    • 9836.3%Outside Fires
    • 6122.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melrose, MN
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melrose, MN
  • 59.1%Electricity
  • 31.1%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Melrose compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Number of college students 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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