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Melrose's Livability

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  • C+
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • A
    Job Market
  • D+
    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • A-
    Commute
  • C-
    Education
  • C-
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Melrose, MN

Melrose, MN is located in Stearns County in the state of Minnesota.

The total City Population for Melrose is about 3,615 with about 444 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $139,961, which is roughly 18% lower than the Average Home Value of $171,153 for the state of Minnesota, and roughly 26% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $50,469, which is roughly 20% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $63,224 for the state of Minnesota, and roughly 12% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Melrose Population 3,615
Average Home Value $139,961
Median Household Income $50,469
Median Age 45.8
Unemployment Rate 1.8%
Politics 60.07% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.72
Male Population Estimate: 52.6%
Female Population Estimate: 47.4%
Median Age: 45.8
Male Median Age: 36.7
Female Median Age: 40.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:92.7%
Hispanic:18.4%
Other:3.5%
Black:0.8%
Asian:0.5%
Indian:0.4%
Hawaiian:0%

Voting

Stearns County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic, (DFL) Party
Tina Smith
U.S. Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic, (DFL) Party
Tim Walz
State governor
Tim Walz
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 60.07%
Democratic: 37.58%
Libertarian: 1.22%
Other: 0.81%
Green: 0.32%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Melrose specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Stearns County: About 1.73751 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Stearns County: About 199.021 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Stearns County is about 56% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 31% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Melrose is about 1.8%.

Minnesota is ranked #17 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 61.06 out of 100.

17th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 56.82

The average living wage for the state of Minnesota is $32.96/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.08/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Minnesota a minimum wage score of 45.37 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $10.08/hr, which gives Minnesota a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Minnesota is $201.60, resulting in a UI benefit score of 34.22 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Minnesota does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Minnesota does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Minnesota does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Minnesota does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Minnesota does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Minnesota does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Minnesota does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Minnesota does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Minnesota does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Minnesota does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Minnesota does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Minnesota does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Minnesota does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Minnesota does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Minnesota does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Minnesota does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Minnesota does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Minnesota does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Minnesota does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Minnesota does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 56352
Latitude: 45.675700
Longitude: -94.812800
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 1273.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 320