Melrose, New Mexico


  • The Melrose countryside
  • Melrose grain elevators

With a skyline consisting mostly of grain elevators and water towers, Melrose might be most famous as the hometown of William Hanna, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera Studios of cartoon fame. Melrose is a textbook example of "rural exodus:" the population is down more than 10% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Melrose, New Mexico
Melrose, Curry County, NM 88124
Latitude: 34.427944°N
Longitude: 103.628111°W
Elevation: 4,413'

Education:
High School or Higher: 78.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 6.3%
Cost of Living Index for Melrose: 84.6

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $27,400
Median Home Value: $67,800
Median Resident Age: 46.6 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Health Care, Retail Trade, Agriculture, Transportation & Warehousing, Social Services, Waste Management Services, Manufacturing
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.5%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 651
Males 308
Females 343
Population by Age
Under 18 130
18 & over 521
20-24 36
25-34 68
35-49 112
50-64 161
65 & over 130
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 122
Non Hispanic or Latino 529
Population by Race
White 558
African-American 1
Asian 2
Native American 12
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 60
Two or more 18