Melville, RI Profile: Facts & Data


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Melville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Melville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,327 as of July 1, 2018. Melville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melville is located at latitude 41.587 and longitude -71.2834 in Newport County. The formal boundaries for the Melville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 2.97 sq. miles. Newport County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Melville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378109) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Melville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Portsmouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newport County.

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Melville, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,327
Population in Households 1,314
Population in Familes 1,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 634
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $52,618
Average Household Income $61,177
Per Capita Income $20,384


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 ( 3.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (63.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (33.4%)
Median Home Value $535,714
Average Home Value $510,417


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.06% 0.12%
Households 0.22% 0.25%
Families -0.96% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Melville, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melville to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 32nd
Population Density # 21 41st
Diversity Index # 4 91st
Median Household Income # 29 18th
Per Capita Income # 32 9th

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