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Melrose Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Melrose Park had a population of 25,983 as of July 1, 2017. Melrose Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melrose Park is located at latitude 41.9029 and longitude -87.8643 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Melrose Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Village of Melrose Park (GNIS ID: 2399308) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Melrose Park is located within Township of Proviso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melrose Park: Melrose.

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Melrose Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,983
Daytime Population: Workers 20,505
Daytime Population: Residents 14,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 25,932
Population in Familes 21,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 6,130
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $43,981
Average Household Income $58,171
Per Capita Income $18,027


Total Housing Units 8,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,820 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,210 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 731 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $219,354
Average Home Value $230,103


Total Households 8,030
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 5,697
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 0.31% 0.18%
Households 0.12% 0.12%
Families -0.01% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Melrose Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melrose Park to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 87 94th
Population Density # 26 98th
Diversity Index # 19 99th
Median Household Income # 1039 24th
Per Capita Income # 1318 4th

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