Melbourne, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Melbourne, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 1,737 as of July 1, 2015. Melbourne ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melbourne is located at latitude 36.061 and longitude -91.9021 in Izard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Izard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Melbourne has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melbourne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melbourne: Mill Creek.

City of Melbourne, AR Boundary Map

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Melbourne, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,737
Population in Households 1,677
Population in Familes 1,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $90,549
Average Home Value $101,546
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,801
Average Household Income $38,382
Per Capita Income $16,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -0.51%
Households -1.14% -0.55%
Families 0.28% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Melbourne, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 161 70th
Population Density1 # 363 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 479 12th
Median Household Income # 496 9th
Per Capita Income # 429 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.