Melrose, Wisconsin

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Melrose, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Melrose Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Melrose People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Melrose Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Melrose Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Melrose, Wisconsin

Comparing Melrose to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Melrose Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 54642
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.13
Longitude -90.998

Melrose Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SPARTA
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
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Melrose Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 529 100%
Male 263 49.7%
Female 266 50.3%
Under 18 137 25.9%
18+ 392 74.1%
65+ 123 23.3%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.06
White 524 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.8%

Estimated Melrose Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 516
Growth -13
Growth % -2.5%

Melrose 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 39.9%
Norwegian 32%
Irish 9%
English 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Swedish 2.3%
Polish 2.3%
US/American 2.1%
Italian 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Czech 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Melrose 529 $45,938
Black River Falls 3,618 $46,222
Blair 1,273 $41,292
Ettrick 521 $45,987
Rockland 628 $50,714
Sparta 8,648 $42,182
Taylor 513 $28,958
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Melrose High Schools (2004)

Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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