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People

Total Population 1,383
Male Share of the Population 55.6%
Female Share of the Population 44.4%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 332
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 25.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $26,250
% Above Poverty Level 55.2%
% Below Poverty Level 44.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $533
Median House Value $58,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.3%
Irish 3.2%

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

Melville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County St Landry
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 71353
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.692
Longitude -91.743

Melville 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 NEW ROADS 5 ESE
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 61.1 inches
Station GRAND COTEAU
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station BRUSLY 2 W
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bayou Current (71353)

Bayou Rouge (71353)

Elba (71353)

Goodwood (71353)

Woodside (71353)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fordoche 917 $52,386
Krotz Springs 1,028 $24,808
Livonia 1,619 $83,750
Morganza 932 $43,750
Palmetto 152 $22,500
Port Barre 1,848 $30,318

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

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