Melrose, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 264 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.0%
 
Males: 134  (51.0%)
Females: 130  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

48.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45861, 45873.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,516 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Melrose:

$44,516
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,285 (it was $13,484 in 2000)

Melrose village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $74,467 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Melrose:

$74,467
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $124,215; detached houses: $134,051; mobile homes: $26,023

Median gross rent in 2017: $576.

March 2019 cost of living index in Melrose: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.5%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Melrose, OH (2010)
    • 26696.7%White alone
    • 72.5%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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Ancestries: German (40.3%), American (10.4%), Irish (6.5%), English (2.6%), Polish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 715 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 307 people per square mile   (very low).

Melrose, Ohio map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,320 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $451 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (36.9 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (176.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Grover Hill, OH (2.4 miles ),
Broughton, OH (2.4 miles),
Dupont, OH (2.6 miles ),
Cloverdale, OH (2.8 miles ),
Continental, OH (2.8 miles ),
Latty, OH (2.9 miles),
Paulding, OH (3.0 miles ),
Haviland, OH (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 84.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 419

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

3.4%
Ohio:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in Melrose, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (16.2%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Truck transportation (10.0%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (15.9%)
  • Truck transportation (15.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (13.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (16.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Melrose, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (14.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electricians (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)

Average climate in Melrose, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Melrose, Ohio average temperatures Melrose, Ohio average precipitation Melrose, Ohio humidity Melrose, Ohio wind speed Melrose, Ohio snowfall Melrose, Ohio sunshine Melrose, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Melrose-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Melrose village center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the village center killed 13 people and injured 104 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melrose-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from Melrose center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 172.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 259.3 miles away from Melrose center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Paulding County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melrose topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melrose:

  • PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PAULDING, OH)
  • PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PAULDING, OH)
  • GLENWOOD NURSING CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DEFIANCE, OH)
  • LAURELS OF DEFIANCE THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DEFIANCE, OH)
  • MEADOWS OF KALIDA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KALIDA, OH)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DEFIANCE, OH)
  • ALLCARING HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; DEFIANCE, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • Northwest State Community College (about 26 miles; Archbold, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 27 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 32 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 37 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 37 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)
  • Ohio Northern University (about 39 miles; Ada, OH; FT enrollment: 2,474)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 40 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Points of interest:

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

Paulding 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 Melrose and their reported violations in the past:

MORNING STAR CONVENIENCE (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

74.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Melrose:

Marital status in Melrose, OH
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Ohio average:

10.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melrose, OH (based on Paulding County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5324
Mainline Protestant2,96717
Evangelical Protestant2,74921
Other21
None9,364-
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: 5
Paulding County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Paulding County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Paulding County:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Paulding County:

6.9%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Melrose:

46.8%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Melrose:

43.9%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Melrose:

28.3
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Melrose:

5.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Melrose:

30.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Melrose:

77.8%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melrose, OH 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
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,725
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,725

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($87.12)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($79.55)
    Other - General - Other: $7,000 ($26.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,000 ($83.33)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,000 ($22.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $13,000 ($49.24)
    Highways: $8,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $12,000 ($45.45)
    Property: $9,000 ($34.09)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($11.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,000 ($200.76)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Ohio average:

5.23%

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 Defiance County, OH  1.35% ($25,670 average AGI)
from Van Wert County, OH  0.55% ($29,762)
from Allen County, IN  0.44% ($36,824)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONW (1280 AM; 1 kW; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:

  • WKSD (99.7 FM; PAULDING, OH; Owner: FIRST FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZOM (105.7 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDFM (98.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGDE (91.9 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: PUB. BR/CAST. FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WFJZ (106.7 FM; HICKSVILLE, OH; Owner: FALLEN TIMBER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBCJ (88.1 FM; SPENCERVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDOH (107.1 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: VOGEL ROACH CORPORATION)
  • WBYR (98.9 FM; VAN WERT, OH; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBUK (106.3 FM; OTTAWA, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNDH (103.1 FM; NAPOLEON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WQHK-FM (105.1 FM; DECATUR, IN; Owner: JAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:

  • WDFM-LP (Channel 19; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)

Melrose fatal accident list:

May 7, 1992 07:15 PM, 613, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 256ft / 77.8mTotal length
  • $671,000Total costs
  • 115,692Total average daily traffic
  • 15,346Total average daily truck traffic
  • 160,580Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Melrose, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Melrose, OH

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • R C Mooney, North Side Of Sr 613 At A Point 935' West Of Sr 637 (Lat: 41.092778 Lon: -84.480000), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cmooney@networkbuilding.Com, , Linth-icum Heights, Phone: (410) 636-6290
  • Thomas L Barr, North Side Of Sr 613 At A Point 935' West Of Sr 637 (Lat: 41.092778 Lon: -84.480000), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Cmooney@networkbuilding.Com, , Linth-icum Heights, Phone: (410) 636-6290

Most common first names in Melrose, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George482.0 years
Bertha378.3 years
Alfred285.5 years
Paul268.0 years
Thomas276.5 years
Most common last names in Melrose, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Eblin576.0 years
Brown373.7 years
Mccullough384.6 years
Densmore365.3 years
Landers370.6 years
Bair247.0 years
Hogrefe279.0 years
Burt276.5 years
Bussing279.0 years
Johnson271.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melrose, OH
  • 47.2%Electricity
  • 28.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.3%Wood
  • 9.4%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melrose, OH
  • 100.0%Electricity


Melrose compared to Ohio state average:

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