Melrose Park, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
25,177
0.944% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
1.77% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
16.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,400
9.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,500
11.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Melrose Park, IL had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $64,400. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Melrose Park, IL declined from 25,417 to 25,177, a −0.944% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,871 to $64,400, a 9.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Melrose Park, IL are Other (Hispanic) (33.7%), White (Hispanic) (23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (21.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (16.2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%).

None of the households in Melrose Park, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

79.1% of the residents in Melrose Park, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Melrose Park, IL are Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (489 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Melrose Park, IL was $248,500, and the homeownership rate was 55.1%.

Most people in Melrose Park, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Melrose Park, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Melrose Park, IL is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 79.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 34.7% of Melrose Park, IL residents were born outside of the country (8.73k people).

In 2022, there were 1.47 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (8.5k people) in Melrose Park, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.79k White (Hispanic) and 5.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

79.1%
2022 Citizenship
79.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 79.1% of Melrose Park, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Melrose Park, IL was 79.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Melrose Park, IL
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    8.5k ± 1.05k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.79k ± 1.15k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 1.28k
79%
Hispanic Population
19.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.47 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (8.5k people) in Melrose Park, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.79k White (Hispanic) and 5.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

79% of the people in Melrose Park, IL are hispanic (19.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Melrose Park, IL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

34.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.73k people
34.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.75k people

As of 2022, 34.7% of Melrose Park, IL residents (8.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Melrose Park, IL was 34.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    176 ± 120
  2. Vietnam
    98 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    47 ± 53

Melrose Park, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Melrose Park, IL employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Melrose Park, IL are Manufacturing (2,602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,394 people), and Retail Trade (1,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($77,703), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,667), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,365).

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 937
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Melrose Park, IL grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 12.2k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melrose Park, IL, are Production Occupations (1,767 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,611 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,148 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melrose Park, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.4k
2022 Value
± 937
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Melrose Park, IL grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 12.2k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melrose Park, IL, are Manufacturing (2,602 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,394 people), and Retail Trade (1,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melrose Park, IL, though some of these residents may live in Melrose Park, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,230
Median earning men ± $3,697
$34,383
Median earning women ± $1,564

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,417), Wholesale Trade ($79,583), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,038).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,806), Information ($43,472), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,857).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Melrose Park, IL awarded 489 degrees. The student population of Melrose Park, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 906 male students and 303 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Melrose Park, IL are Hispanic or Latino (260 and 53.2%), followed by Black or African American (143 and 29.2%), White (53 and 10.8%), and Unknown (14 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Melrose Park, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (489 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Melrose Park, IL are Electrician (156 and 31.9%), Medical Assistant (155 and 31.7%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (79 and 16.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melrose Park, IL was $248,500 in 2022, which is 0.882 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $222,700 to $248,500, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Melrose Park, IL is 55.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Melrose Park, IL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Melrose Park, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Melrose Park, IL is $64,400. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Melrose Park, IL was Census Tract 8162 with a value of $88,622, followed by Census Tract 8112 and Census Tract 8163, with respective values of $77,912 and $69,922.

Property

$248,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,057
$4,463
Median Property Taxes
±$451

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Melrose Park, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.1% of the housing units in Melrose Park, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8162
  2. Census Tract 8112
  3. Census Tract 8163

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Melrose Park, IL was Census Tract 8162 with a value of $88,622, followed by Census Tract 8112 and Census Tract 8163, with respective values of $77,912 and $69,922.

The following map shows all of the places in Melrose Park, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,400
Median Household Income
± $5,171
8.1k
Number of Households
± 737

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.1k households in Melrose Park, IL grew to $64,400 from the previous year's value of $58,871.

The following chart displays the households in Melrose Park, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Melrose Park, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.96%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Melrose Park, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (3.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melrose Park, IL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Melrose Park, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Melrose Park, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Melrose Park, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melrose Park, IL (2.68k out of 25.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Melrose Park, IL is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Melrose Park, IL has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 9.31% on Medicare, 6.24% on non-group plans, and 0.358% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see 1046 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,046 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cook County, IL

Primary care physicians in Cook County, IL see an average of 1,046 patients per year. This represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (1,055 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cook County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.9%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
9.31%
Medicare
6.24%
Non-Group
0.358%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melrose Park, IL declined by 7.5% from 17.2% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Melrose Park, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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