Melvin, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melvin, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Melvin had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2017. Melvin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melvin is located at latitude 43.1864 and longitude -82.8617 in Sanilac County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Melvin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The Village of Melvin (GNIS ID: 2399310) 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 Melvin is located within Township of Speaker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sanilac County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melvin 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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Melvin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 182
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $109,615
Average Home Value $123,585


Median Household Income $46,681
Average Household Income $59,477
Per Capita Income $22,117
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.46%
Households -0.22% -0.66%
Families -0.85% -0.87%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Melvin, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melvin to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 665 4th
Population Density1 # 629 9th
Diversity Index2 # 598 13th
Median Household Income # 333 52nd
Per Capita Income # 439 37th

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