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The City of Melbourne had a population of 1,747 as of July 1, 2021. 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 36.0595 and longitude -91.9085 in Izard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne 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.

The City of Melbourne is located within Township of Mill Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Izard County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melbourne: Mill Creek.

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Melbourne, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,747 (100%)
Population in Households 1,669 (95.5%)
Population in Families 1,340 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 78 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 250
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $45,423
Average Household Income $54,899
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $23,017
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $90,717
Average Home Value $123,679
Housing Affordability Index3 306


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.41% -0.57%
Households -0.55% -0.58%
Families -0.06% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.12%

Melbourne, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 164 70th
Population Density # 376 31st
Median Household Income # 215 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 415 77th
Per Capita Income # 282 48th
Diversity Index # 463 14th

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