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

1,039

Population
Growth Rate

-0.02%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

54.400

Housing & Income

Households

463

Total Housing Units

559


Owner Occupied

319

Renter Occupied

143

Vacant

96

Median Home Value

$79,845


Average Home Value

$112,422

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.14%


Per Capita Income

1.90%

Income Projection

Median Household

$21,646 $23,795


Average Household

$28,525 $31,248


Per Capita

$12,766 $14,026

Workforce

Total Businesses

27

Total Employed

339

Workers 16+

270

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

7

Employed

195

Public Administration

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Businesses

6

Employed

68

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

3

Employed

36

Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

5

Employed

16

Food & Beverage Stores

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Businesses

1

Employed

15

Building Matl/Garden Equip

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Businesses

1

Employed

15

Some
High School

229

Graduated
High School

317

Associates
Degree

21

Bachelor's
Degree

31

Graduate
Degree

0

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

175

Non-Resident Commuters

95

Drive Alone

246

Carpooled

16

Public

0

Work At Home

8


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