Melrose, Oregon

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Population in July 2007: 5,011.
Males: 2,552  (50.9%)
Females: 2,459  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Oregon median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 97486

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,024 (it was $45,981 in 2000)
Melrose:

$55,024
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,410 (it was $20,720 in 2000)

Melrose CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $253,282 (it was $152,000 in 2000)
Melrose:

$253,282
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $326,052; Detached houses: $372,578; Townhouses or other attached units: $178,238; Mobile homes: $205,024
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  • White alone - 4,546 (93.7%)
  • Hispanic - 128 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 80 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melrose: 203.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 287.3 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Melrose, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose CCD:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 70.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Melrose CCD:  0.8% ($1,182)
Oregon:  1.2% ($1,687)
Melrose satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eugene, OR (57.3 miles , pop. 137,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (152.4 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (697.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lookingglass, OR (3.3 miles ), Roseburg North, OR (3.7 miles ), Roseburg, OR (3.7 miles ), Sutherlin, OR (3.9 miles ), Green, OR (3.9 miles ), Winston, OR (4.0 miles ), Dillard, OR (4.1 miles ), Oakland, OR (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 123.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 541

Melrose household income distribution Melrose home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wood products (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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

Average climate in Melrose, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Melrose-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 408% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Melrose center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/1991 at 02:50:14, a magnitude 6.9 (6.2 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.8 MW, 6.7 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from Melrose center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Melrose:

  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE SERVICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • ROSEBURG/MERCY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • VA ROSEBURG HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 14 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • ROSE HAVEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)
  • UMPQUA VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROSEBURG, OR)

Amtrak station near Melrose:

  • 15 miles: ROSEBURG (835 SE STEPHENS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • Lane Community College (about 57 miles; Eugene, OR; Full-time enrollment: 6,373)
  • University of Oregon (about 58 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 23,329)
  • Rogue Community College (about 63 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Oregon State University (about 89 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 91 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 92 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Western Oregon University (about 109 miles; Monmouth, OR; FT enrollment: 5,131)

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Notable location: Douglas County Fire District 2 Melrose Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Melrose Cemetery (1), La Brie Family Cemeteries (2), Archambeaux Family Cemetery (3), Champaigne Family Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Champagne Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 35.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.1%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

11.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

People in group quarters in Melrose in 2010:

  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Melrose compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Wood (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melrose CCD (based on Douglas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.39%
Here: 25.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents19.4%12.0%10.5%7.7%6.7%
Congregations4.3%6.4%5.0%5.0%10.7%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents5.3%4.6%4.2%3.5%25.9%
Congregations9.3%8.6%2.9%3.6%44.3%
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: 30
Douglas County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 37
Douglas County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Douglas County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

32.1%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

14.2%

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Oregon average:

7.22%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.03%
Oregon average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lane County, OR  0.50% ($25,348 average AGI)
from Coos County, OR  0.30% ($26,162)
from Jackson County, OR  0.24% ($30,069)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Oregon average:

6.82%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($163 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.04%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lane County, OR  0.78% ($25,789 average AGI)
to Coos County, OR  0.28% ($30,447)
to Jackson County, OR  0.22% ($29,238)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBR (950 AM; 3 kW; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: JPR FOUNDATION INC.)
  • KWRO (630 AM; 5 kW; COQUILLE, OR; Owner: COQUILLE RIVER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQEN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRNR (1490 AM; 1 kW; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: DOUGLAS COUNTY TRICASTERS, INC.)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAJO (1270 AM; 10 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUGN (590 AM; 5 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KRSB-FM (103.1 FM; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAVJ (101.1 FM; SUTHERLIN, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOV-FM (89.3 FM; WINCHESTER, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K280BJ (103.9 FM; SUTHERLIN, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K205DM (88.9 FM; GLIDE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K261BF (100.1 FM; BLACK BUTTE, ETC., OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKMX (104.3 FM; TRI CITY, OR; Owner: BROOKE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201AI (88.1 FM; ROSEBURG, ETC., OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOR (90.1 FM; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUC.)
  • K232DB (94.3 FM; MYRTLE CREEK, OR; Owner: RAIDER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K255AJ (98.9 FM; MYRTLE CREEK, OR; Owner: RAIDER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K222AF (92.3 FM; AZALEA, OR; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K259AE (99.7 FM; WOLF CREEK, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSHR-FM (97.3 FM; COQUILLE, OR; Owner: COQUILLE RIVER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K210DM (89.9 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CK (91.7 FM; COOS BAY, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOOZ (94.1 FM; MYRTLE POINT, OR; Owner: JPR FOUNDATION INC.)
  • KLDZ (103.5 FM; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K249BS (97.7 FM; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSRS (91.5 FM; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: ST. OF OR./ST. BRD. OF HIGHER ED.)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:

  • K33FE (Channel 33; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K66BF (Channel 66; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K49FV (Channel 49; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K47HT (Channel 47; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: BETTER LIFE TELEVISION)
  • K62DR (Channel 62; ROSEBURG, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)
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