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People

Total Population 891
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 451
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,656
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $98,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Melbourne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 50162
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.941
Longitude -93.103

Melbourne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLO
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station MARSHALLTOWN
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station GRINNELL 3 SW
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Melbourne, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Van Cleve (50162)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baxter 929 $60,294
Collins 462 $64,688
Haverhill 204 $71,500
Laurel 316 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Melbourne Public Libraries

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Melbourne Public Library
613 MAIN ST
Melbourne, Iowa
(641) 482-3115

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