Living in Melrose, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Melrose SnackAbility

10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
9
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
4

Melrose, MA Crime Report

161
Total Crimes
563.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-78.05%
Below National Average

Melrose, MA Cost Of Living

145
Melrose's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average

Melrose, Massachusetts Info Snack

Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Its population as per the 2010 United States Census is 26,983. It is a suburb located approximately seven miles north of Boston and is situated in the center of the triangle created by Interstates 93, 95 and US Route 1.
Population
28,116
Unemployment
2.8%
Poverty
4.1%
Median Home
$508,700
Median Income
$103,743
Median Rent
$1,362

Melrose, MA Photos

Rankings for Melrose in Massachusetts

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Map Of Melrose, MA

Population over time in Melrose

Year Population % Change
2017 28,116 -0.1%
2016 28,132 1.2%
2015 27,787 0.4%
2014 27,681 0.6%
2013 27,509 1.0%
2012 27,239 0.7%
2011 27,043 0.7%
2010 26,864 0.6%
2009 26,704 -
Crime/100k Melrose MA USA
Violent Crime 52.5 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 3.5 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 45.5 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 511.3 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 77.1 200.8 376.0
Larceny 402.8 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 31.5 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Melrose

White
85.9% (24,154)
African American
2.6% (740)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
5.9% (1,670)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.8% (499)
Hispanic
3.7% (1,053)
Race Melrose MA USA
White 85.9% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 2.6% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.9% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.7% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Melrose, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
2.8% (78,433)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.9% (80,181)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.6% (213,068)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.4% (153,119)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.9% (223,059)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.4% (348,452)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (272,267)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.7% (527,050)
$150,000 to $199,999
15.9% (447,368)
$200,000 or more
16.7% (468,599)
Income Melrose MA USA
Less than $10,000 2.8% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.9% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.6% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.4% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.9% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.4% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.7% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 15.9% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 16.7% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Melrose

Female
51.9% (14,591)
Male
48.1% (13,525)
Gender Melrose MA USA
Female 51.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Melrose for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (281)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (843)
High School / GED
16.0% (4,498)
Some College
14.0% (3,936)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,968)
Bachelor's Degree
31.0% (8,715)
Master's Degree
20.0% (5,623)
Professional Degree
4.0% (1,124)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (1,124)
Education Melrose MA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 20.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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