Melvin, Iowa

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Melvin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Osceola
Standard Zip Codes 51350
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.287
Longitude -95.608

Melvin Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
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Melvin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 243 100%
Male 119 49%
Female 124 51%
Under 18 47 19.3%
18+ 196 80.7%
65+ 82 33.7%
Median Age 47.1
Average Family Size 2.82
White 241 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Melvin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 240
Growth -3
Growth % -1.2%

Melvin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 65.3%
Dutch 17.3%
US/American 4%
Irish 4%
English 2%
Swedish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1%
Italian 1%
Norwegian 1%
European 1%
Czech 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Melvin 243 $36,250
Ashton 461 $35,313
Hartley 1,733 $39,602
Ocheyedan 536 $36,607
Sanborn 1,353 $42,500
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346
Sibley 2,796 $43,882

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Melvin Public Library
232 MAIN ST.
Melvin, Iowa
(712) 736-2107

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