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Melvin, Michigan - Basic Facts

Melvin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Melvin.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sanilac County at latitude 43.1864 and longitude -82.8616. Sanilac County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Melvin (see map) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Melvin, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 180
Population in Households 179
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 185
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $104,000
Average Home Value $108,036


Median Household Income $48,015
Average Household Income $58,037
Per Capita Income $21,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.22%
Households 0.38% -0.32%
Families -0.96% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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, 2014 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 # 663 4th
Population Density1 # 629 9th
Diversity Index2 # 522 25th
Median Household Income # 240 65th
Per Capita Income # 346 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.