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People

Total Population 620
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 269
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,000
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 13.9%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station HATFIELD HYDRO PLANT
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
Station TREMPEALEAU DAM 6
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black River Falls 3,574 $65,820
Blair 1,310 $58,333
Ettrick 647 $73,333
Rockland 661 $65,893
Sparta 9,638 $55,938
Taylor 487 $50,000

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

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N181 STATE ROAD 108
608-488-2201
Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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