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Melville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Melville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,351 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Melville, RI Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Rhode Island Housing Affordability Index is 103
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Melville, RI Wealth Index is 42
State of Rhode Island Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,351 (100%)
Population in Households 1,338 (99.0%)
Population in Families 1,175 (87.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 13 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 645
Diversity Index2 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,895
Average Household Income $68,840
Per Capita Income $22,595
Wealth Index4 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 ( 3.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (63.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $430,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 399
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.25% 0.18%
Households 0.36% 0.3%
Families -0.68% 0.26%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Melville, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melville to the other 36 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 25 33rd
Population Density # 22 42nd
Diversity Index # 4 92nd
Median Household Income # 29 22nd
Per Capita Income # 34 8th

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