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Population (year 2000): 27,134. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,365 (-2.8% change)
Males: 12,757 (47.0%), Females: 14,377 (53.0%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 39.4 years
Median household income: $62,811 (year 2000)
Median house value: $254,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Melrose:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)

Ancestries: Irish (35.3%), Italian (22.4%), English (13.1%), German (5.6%), French (4.8%), French Canadian (3.8%).

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Elevation: 133 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Melrose,

For population 25 years and over in Melrose

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

6.1% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -975 (-3.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Malden, (2.1 miles pop. 56,340).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (9.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (230.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Malden, (2.1 miles MA (2.9 miles Stoneham, MA (3.0 miles Wakefield, MA (3.5 miles Everett, MA Saugus, (3.6 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $334,100
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,500

Latitude: 42.46 N, Longitude: 71.06 W

Area codes: 781, 339, 617


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (16.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,951 (-21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,276 (15.7%)


 

Crime in Melrose by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 3.7 7.4 7.4
Robberies 6 7 6 8
    per 100,000 22.1 25.8 22.1 29.5
Assaults 3 3 5 13
    per 100,000 11.1 11.1 18.4 47.9
Burglaries 87 113 49 73
    per 100,000 320.6 416.5 180.6 269.0
Thefts 231 239 224 212
    per 100,000 851.3 880.8 825.5 781.3
Auto thefts 24 12 39 32
    per 100,000 88.4 44.2 143.7 117.9
76.1 79.3 70.4 80.9


Average climate in Melrose, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Melrose,

Melrose-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Melrose city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Melrose:
  • HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM (about 3 miles; MALDEN, MA)
  • QUIGLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CHELSEA, MA)
  • WINCHESTER HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WINCHESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Melrose:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 16 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 42 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Melrose:
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 15 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 19 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 20 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)

Amtrak stations near Melrose:
  • 7 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 7 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 8 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 5 $19,240 $46,176 1 $1,878
Streets and Highways 4 $13,455 $40,365 0 $0
Welfare 0 $0   5 $2,604
Water Supply 10 $35,755 $42,906 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $6,298 $37,788 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $7,915 $47,490 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 3 $9,363 $37,452 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $10,771 $32,313 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $13,659 $32,781 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $50,960 $40,768 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $43,240 $47,170 1 $868
Police Protection - Officers 46 $267,520 $69,787 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $8,428 $33,712 21 $13,159
Firefighters 52 $238,586 $55,058 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,941 $35,292 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 325 $1,198,640 $44,257 22 $36,227
Other and Unallocable 16 $51,620 $38,715 6 $8,628
Local Libraries 14 $46,225 $39,621 1 $722
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 123 $188,973 $18,436 29 $22,371
Totals for Government 641 $2,213,591 $41,440 86 $86,456


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 8 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 8 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,697)
Public high school in Melrose:
  • MELROSE HIGH (Students: 971; Location: 360 LYNN FELLS PKWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Melrose:
  • MELROSE MIDDLE (Students: 828; Location: 350 LYNN FELLS PKWY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN (Students: 576; Location: 80 WEST WYOMING AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WINTHROP (Students: 348; Location: 162 FIRST STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROOSEVELT (Students: 326; Location: 253 VINTON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HERBERT CLARK HOOVER (Students: 267; Location: 37 GLENDOWER RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HORACE MANN (Students: 256; Location: 40 DAMON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Melrose:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 4 MYRTLE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MELROSE NURSERY AND DAY SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 15 BARTLETT STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MELROSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 70 WEST EMERSON STREET; Grades: PK - 1)
  • MELROSE DAY CARE CENTER INC (Students: 9; Location: 121 WEST FOSTER STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Melrose:
  • MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $948,988; Location: 69 WEST EMERSON ST.; 114,306 books; 1,907 audio materials; 2,932 video materials; 204 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Melrose: Mount Hood Golf Course (A), Towers Plaza (B), Bellevue Golf Club (C), Milano Senior Center (D), Melrose Public Library (E), Melrose Fire Department (F), Melrose City Hall (G), First Baptist Church Library (H), Donald Collins Memorial Library (I).

Shopping Center: Towers Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Melrose include: Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church (A), Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Church of the Incarnation (D), Temple Beth Shaolom (E), Temple Beth Shalom (F), Saint Marys Parish Church (G), Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church (H).

Cemetery: Wyoming Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Long Pond (A), Ell Pond (B), Swains Pond (C), Towners Pond (D), First Pond (E), Second Pond (F), Griswold Pond (G).

Parks in Melrose include: Mount Hood Memorial Park (1), Pine Banks Park (2), Sewall Woods Park (3), Melrose Common (4), Melrose Town Center Historic District (5).

Post office: (A).  


Melrose compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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