Melville, RI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Melville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,339 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.5372 and longitude -71.3101 in Newport County. The formal boundaries for the Melville Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 Middletown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newport County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melville, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,339
Daytime Population: Workers 761
Daytime Population: Residents 747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,508
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,328
Population in Familes 1,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $54,812
Average Household Income $64,135
Per Capita Income $21,436


Total Housing Units 601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 ( 3.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 376 (62.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 204 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $475,000
Average Home Value $471,154


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.21%
Households 0.39% 0.35%
Families -0.95% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.7%

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, 2017 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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