Melissa, Texas

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Melissa, Texas

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High Points

Melissa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Melissa Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Melissa Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 14% Melissa Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Melissa People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Melissa College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Melissa Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Melissa, Texas

Comparing Melissa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Racial Diversity 8 2
Age of the Population 3 6
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 5
Low Violent Crime 2 2

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Melissa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Collin
Standard Zip Codes 75071, 75454
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.285
Longitude -96.572

Melissa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MC KINNEY 3 S
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Melissa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,350 100%
Male 690 51.1%
Female 660 48.9%
Under 18 416 30.8%
18+ 934 69.2%
65+ 108 8%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.3
White 1,210 89.6%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 103 7.6%
Mixed Race 17 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 180 13.3%

Estimated Melissa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,435
Growth 1,085
Growth % 80.4%

Melissa 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 21.3%
English 10.1%
German 8.9%
Irish 7.1%
Italian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Polish 2.5%
European 2.5%
Scottish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Celtic 1.8%
Armenian 1.1%
Albanian 1.1%
Finnish 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Melissa 1,350 $66,172
Anna 1,225 $51,250
McKinney 54,369 $72,133
Princeton 3,477 $45,948
Van Alstyne 2,502 $45,188
Westminster 390 $45,000
Weston 635 $59,375

Melissa Public Libraries

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1. Cibolo, Texas 89.9   19.3% 6.2% 28.1% 26 $65,545 7.6% 18.9% 3,035 6.1% 37.2 0.1% 4.3
2. Tonganoxie, Kansas 80.8   22.1% 13.4% 16% 28 $49,960 8.4% 4.8% 2,728 6% 34.1 0.3% 3.3
3. Berwyn Heights, Maryland 79   18.4% 12.9% 37.5% 30 $69,013 6.3% 28.2% 2,942 5.5% 37.7 0.2% 3.1
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