Melville

This town’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad. This history has been lovingly preserved and remnants and photos of those early days can be found at the town’s grocery and hardware store, Cannatella's. This store has been in business for over 100 years serving authentic Italian sausage and muffulettas, a famous Louisiana deli sandwich made with Sicilian sesame bread, an olive tapenade, and cured Italian meats.

Biker enthusiasts and fans of the film Easy Rider can get to Melville by way of scenic Highway 105, where the memorable last scene of the film took place.

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Melville

Population

Total Population

1,023

Population
Growth Rate

-0.17%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

54.700

Housing & Income

Households

457

Total Housing Units

556


Owner Occupied

294

Renter Occupied

163

Vacant

99

Median Home Value

$83,594


Average Home Value

$105,119

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.96%

Income Projection

Median Household

$20,358 $22,473


Average Household

$26,591 $29,166


Per Capita

$11,928 $13,141

Workforce

Total Businesses

24

Total Employed

310

Workers 16+

278

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

203

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

42

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

30

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

16

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

15

2020 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

1

Employed

15

Some
High School

205

Graduated
High School

340

Associates
Degree

18

Bachelor's
Degree

42

Graduate
Degree

0

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

162

Non-Resident Commuters

116

Drive Alone

262

Carpooled

9

Public

0

Work At Home

7


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