Melvin, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 168 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 84  (50.0%)
Females: 84  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip code: 48454

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,918 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Melvin:

$51,918
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,531 (it was $13,646 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,257 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Melvin:

$125,257
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $114,214; detached houses: $118,854; mobile homes: $39,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $781.

March 2019 cost of living index in Melvin: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.9%
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  • Races in Melvin, MI (2019)
    • 17796.2%White alone
    • 63.3%Hispanic



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Melvin, Michigan as of December 01, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Melvin is 21 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (36.8%), American (11.8%), Scottish (8.8%), Belgian (4.4%), German Russian (2.9%), Greek (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 170 people per square mile   (very low).

Melvin, Michigan map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,603 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,397 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shelby, MI (36.6 miles , pop. 65,159).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (56.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (262.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Yale, MI (2.2 miles ),
Peck, MI (2.4 miles ),
Brown City, MI (2.6 miles ),
Capac, MI (3.5 miles ),
Croswell, MI (3.7 miles ),
Emmett, MI (3.8 miles ),
Marlette, MI (3.8 miles ),
Imlay City, MI (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 82.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 810

Distribution of median household income in Melvin, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Melvin, MI in 2019

Melvin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in Melvin, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (21.4%)
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.5%)
  • Machinery (9.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.5%)
Most common occupations in Melvin, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Financial managers (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (21.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electricians (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.5%)
  • Financial managers (9.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (9.5%)
  • Cashiers (9.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.5%)

Average climate in Melvin, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melvin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Michigan state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Melvin village center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the village center injured 23 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melvin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from Melvin center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from Melvin center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 447.2 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 Sanilac County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melvin:

  • MEDILODGE OF YALE, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; YALE, MI)
  • YALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; YALE, MI)
  • MARLETTE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MARLETTE, MI)
  • MARLETTE COMM HOSP LTCU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARLETTE, MI)
  • COMPAS HOME HEALTH CARE OF MICHIGAN (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; IMLAY CITY, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvin:

  • St Clair County Community College (about 27 miles; Port Huron, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,057)
  • Oakland University (about 40 miles; Rochester Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 16,449)
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills (about 42 miles; Auburn Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Mott Community College (about 43 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 44 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Baker College of Clinton Township (about 44 miles; Clinton Township, MI; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (about 45 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,405)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Speaker Township Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Melvin: Melvin Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Sanilac 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 Melvin and their reported violations in the past:

WILLOW TREE GOLF INC (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (JAN-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MELVIN TAVERN (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Melvin that have no violations reported:

  • MELVIN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.9 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

80.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Melvin:

Marital status in Melvin, MI
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Melvin:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melvin, MI (based on Sanilac County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,46010
Evangelical Protestant5,23340
Mainline Protestant4,22231
Other8137
None25,386-
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: 13
Here:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sanilac County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Sanilac County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Sanilac County:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sanilac County:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanilac County:

30.9%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sanilac County:

10.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Melvin:

46.9%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Melvin:

40.5%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Melvin:

28.1
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Melvin:

5.1%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Melvin:

30.4%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Melvin:

53.9%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Melvin:

74.4%
State:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melvin, MI 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 Government Administration 0$0 7$347
Totals for Government 0$0 7$347

Melvin government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,000 ($53.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($41.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($35.71)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($23.81)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($17.86)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($35.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($83.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($23.81)

Melvin government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,000 ($17.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($11.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($214.29)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($83.33)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($107.14)

Melvin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $300,000 ($1785.71)

5.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,495 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Michigan average:

5.43%

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 St. Clair County, MI  1.32% ($36,251 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.67% ($41,776)
from Lapeer County, MI  0.55% ($39,138)


5.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,353 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Michigan average:

5.69%

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 St. Clair County, MI  1.22% ($36,026 average AGI)
to Lapeer County, MI  0.50% ($38,975)
to Macomb County, MI  0.49% ($40,641)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melvin:

  • 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)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, 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)
  • WMIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: SANILAC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSP (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WPHM (1380 AM; 5 kW; PORT HURON, MI; Owner: LIGGETT COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melvin:

  • WBGV (92.5 FM; MARLETTE, MI; Owner: GB BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNFR (90.7 FM; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: ROSS BIBLE CHURCH)
  • WHYT (89.1 FM; IMLAY CITY, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • WTGV-FM (97.7 FM; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: SANILAC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBTI (96.9 FM; LEXINGTON, MI; Owner: LIGGETT COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WQUS (103.1 FM; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WGRT (102.3 FM; PORT HURON, MI; Owner: PORT HURON FAMILY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melvin:

  • WDCP-TV (Channel 35; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W52CU (Channel 52; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • 1,775Total average daily traffic
  • 74Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,175Total future (year 2014) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA8SBR, Grant Date: 03/15/1988, Expiration Date: 03/15/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2000, Registrant: Edmund W Schulte, 8080 Arendt Rd, Melvin, MI 48454
  • Call Sign: KB8KRF, Licensee ID: L00400765, Grant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 09/17/2021, Certifier: John P Srodawa, Registrant: John P Srodawa, 7156 Mowerson Rd, Melvin, MI 48454
  • Call Sign: KB8TDF, Licensee ID: L00837515, Grant Date: 04/04/2014, Expiration Date: 06/21/2024, Certifier: Bill S Cheolas, Registrant: Bill S Cheolas, 7984 Melvin Rd, Melvin, MI 48454-9518
  • Call Sign: KC8PGD, Licensee ID: L00278751, Grant Date: 06/03/2010, Expiration Date: 08/19/2020, Certifier: Frank L Spano, Registrant: Frank L Spano, 1145 E Burns Line Rd, Melvin, MI 48454
  • Call Sign: KC8TQE, Licensee ID: L00501265, Grant Date: 07/08/2013, Expiration Date: 07/08/2023, Certifier: Mark M Boyles, Registrant: Mark M Boyles, 7855 Bockway, Melvin, MI 48454
  • Call Sign: KD8HZC, Licensee ID: L01370230, Grant Date: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 03/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2010, Certifier: Robert K Waterfield, Registrant: Robert K Waterfield, 8110 Washington St, Melvin, MI 48454
  • Call Sign: K8POS, Previous Call Sign: KD8HZC, Licensee ID: L01370230, Grant Date: 02/25/2020, Expiration Date: 05/18/2030, Certifier: Robert K Waterfield, Registrant: Robert K Waterfield, 8110 Washington St, Melvin, MI 48454

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1315F, N1315F, N-1315F, Serial Number: 17254810, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 10/06/2004
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald L Johnston, 6269 Bricker Rd, Melvin, MI 48454, Other Owners: Deborah J Johnston

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melvin, MI
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 3.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melvin, MI
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity


Melvin compared to Michigan state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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