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Melbourne, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Izard County at latitude 36.061 and longitude -91.9021. Izard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Melbourne, but most people and references simply refer to it as Melbourne, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Melbourne indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 1,753
Population in Households 1,693
Population in Familes 1,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 278
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $90,142
Average Home Value $96,079


Median Household Income $30,204
Average Household Income $41,257
Per Capita Income $17,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.23% -0.71%
Households -1.19% -0.76%
Families 0.64% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 159 71st
Population Density1 # 363 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 459 16th
Median Household Income # 422 22nd
Per Capita Income # 366 33rd

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