Melvin, Texas

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Population in 2022: 123 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 69  (56.1%)
Females: 54  (43.9%)
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip code: 76858

Estimated median household income in 2022: $44,414 (it was $14,107 in 2000)
Melvin:

$44,414
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,087 (it was $11,124 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $46,286 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Melvin:

$46,286
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $247,946; detached houses: $263,558; townhouses or other attached units: $394,776; mobile homes: $125,330
March 2022 cost of living index in Melvin: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.6%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Melvin, TX (2022)
    • 8353.5%Hispanic
    • 6944.5%White alone



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Melvin, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Melvin is 216 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (19.4%), Swedish (11.2%), European (9.0%), Czech (2.2%), American (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile   (very low).

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36 residents are foreign born (22.6% Latin America).

This town:

23.2%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Melvin town:

0.8% ($199)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (54.5 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (125.4 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (136.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Brady, TX (3.9 miles ),
Eden, TX (3.9 miles ),
Eden-Millersview, TX (4.0 miles ),
Menard, TX (4.8 miles ),
Rochelle, TX (4.9 miles ),
Paint Rock, TX (5.4 miles ),
Eola-Paint Rock, TX (5.5 miles ),
Talpa, TX (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 31.20 N, Longitude: 99.58 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Melvin, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Melvin, TX in 2022

Melvin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Melvin, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.3%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (21.9%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (15.6%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (21.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (21.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Melvin, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (16.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (21.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.4%)
  • Top executives (6.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (21.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.1%)

Average climate in Melvin, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melvin-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Melvin town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.1 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melvin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 279% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 341.1 miles away from Melvin center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from Melvin center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 392.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCulloch County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melvin:

  • HEART OF TEXAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • MEDWAY HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • SHUFFIELD REST HOME #1 (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY WEST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY EAST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvin:

  • Angelo State University (about 56 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 89 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 91 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Central Texas College (about 105 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Tarleton State University (about 107 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 117 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 126 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Melvin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McCulloch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Melvin:

Marital status in Melvin, TX
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Melvin:

  • High school or higher: 51.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

25.6
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melvin, TX (based on McCulloch County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,65723
Catholic1,1002
Mainline Protestant8225
Other1162
None3,588-
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: 2
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
McCulloch County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
McCulloch County:

12.75 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McCulloch County:

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
McCulloch County:

17.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Melvin:

47.5%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Melvin:

42.4%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Melvin:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Melvin:

26.4%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Melvin:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Melvin:

34.1%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

49.7%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Melvin:

73.7%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Melvin, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$6,802$81,6240$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,721$56,6520$0
Firefighters 0$0 5$5,839
Fire - Other 0$0 10$10,538
Totals for Government 2$11,523$69,13815$16,377

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $92,000 ($747.97)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($300.81)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($300.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($73.17)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($16.26)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,000 ($16.26)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($8.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($756.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($170.73)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($146.34)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,000 ($105.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($32.52)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNEL (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KNEL-FM (95.3 FM; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melvin:

  • K02GM (Channel 2; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K05EF (Channel 5; BRADY, ETC., TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K04GI (Channel 4; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.7mTotal length
  • $21,000Total costs
  • 5,099Total average daily traffic
  • 1,081Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,995Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Melvin)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Station, Various Locations (Lat: 31.227667 Lon: -99.473667), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNA500,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 04/13/2022, Expiration Date: 07/08/2032, Certifier: David B Trego, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Email:

  • 1217179, 2 Miles East Of Melvin On Mcgee Road, Next To Us87 (Lat: 31.202778 Lon: -99.551667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQLG398,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2020, Expiration Date: 01/12/2030, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2023, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 5301 77 Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

  • MELVIN, Cr 128 North Of Hwy 87 (Lat: 31.214278 Lon: -99.573333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPA434,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2022, Expiration Date: 03/20/2032, Certifier: Mike Higgins, Registrant: Herman & Whiteaker, LLC, 6720-B Rockledge Drive, Suite 150, Bethesda, MD 20817, Phone: (202) 600-7273, Email:

  • MELVIN, Mcgee Road (Lat: 31.203278 Lon: -99.551611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 147.2 m, Overall height: 150.3 m, Call Sign: WQRQ416,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2023, Expiration Date: 07/08/2033, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: Att&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

  • BOW WOOD SUB, Approximately 20.5 Nm Northwest Of Bbd Airport. (Lat: 31.463889 Lon: -99.547611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85 m, Call Sign: WQYT566,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2017, Expiration Date: 01/13/2027, Certifier: Richie Cepeda, Registrant: Lower Colorado River Authority, 3505 Montopolis Dr. #d303, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 730-8918, Fax: (512) 730-6625, Email:

  • TXMELVINCN1N, Ash St And Hoskins Ave (Lat: 31.194417 Lon: -99.581028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WRJK392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz... (+23 more), Grant Date: 09/15/2020, Expiration Date: 09/15/2030, Certifier: Jack Marsh, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

  • TX-MELVINWT1, Noyes Ave & Live Oak St (Lat: 31.196250 Lon: -99.582028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: WRKD515,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+31 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2020, Expiration Date: 12/15/2030, Certifier: Jack Marsh, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: W5LOB, Grant Date: 01/19/1988, Expiration Date: 01/19/1998, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2000, Registrant: Edsel T Malmstrom, Box 91 101 South, Melvin, TX 76858

  • Call Sign: WU5D, Grant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 10/10/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2008, Registrant: Angel Vazquez Ayala, Melvin, TX 76858

  • Call Sign: KF5KDU, Licensee ID: L01624024, Grant Date: 03/11/2011, Expiration Date: 03/11/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2023, Certifier: James L Johnson, Registrant: James L Johnson, Melvin, TX 76858

  • Call Sign: KG5JVS, Licensee ID: L01977299, Grant Date: 10/16/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025, Certifier: Taylor A Sutton, Registrant: Taylor A Sutton, 13701 W Fm 2028, Melvin, TX 76858

  • Call Sign: KG5KVK, Licensee ID: L01991206, Grant Date: 12/18/2015, Expiration Date: 12/18/2025, Certifier: Ty G Sutton, Registrant: Ty G Sutton, 13701 W Fm 2028, Melvin, TX 76858


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3L-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: 30211, N30211, N-30211, Serial Number: 4692
    Registrant (Individual): Kelley Mclean, , Melvin, TX 76858
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/18/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Melvin, TX
  • 53.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.5%Electricity
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 3.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Melvin, TX
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Melvin compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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 is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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