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Melrose, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Melrose had a population of 533 as of July 1, 2017. Melrose ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose is located at latitude 44.1312 and longitude -90.9969 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Melrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Village of Melrose (GNIS ID: 1583689) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Melrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose: Bristol.

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Melrose, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 533
Daytime Population: Workers 356
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 611
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 533
Population in Familes 429
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 666
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,449
Average Household Income $66,757
Per Capita Income $26,035


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $146,277
Average Home Value $197,781


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 0.7%
Households 0.76% 0.7%
Families 1.35% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Melrose, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 521 33rd
Population Density # 378 51st
Diversity Index # 613 22nd
Median Household Income # 407 48th
Per Capita Income # 469 40th

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