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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

1,056

Population
Growth Rate

0.17%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

54.300

Housing & Income

Households

465

Total Housing Units

564


Owner Occupied

301

Renter Occupied

164

Vacant

99

Median Home Value

$49,183


Average Home Value

$83,555

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.21%


Per Capita Income

2.09%

Income Projection

Median Household

$14,841 $15,745


Average Household

$24,659 $27,422


Per Capita

$10,926 $12,119

Workforce

Total Businesses

28

Total Employed

344

Workers 16+

332

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

223

Graduated
High School

306

Associates
Degree

27

Bachelor's
Degree

42

Graduate
Degree

0

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

214

Non-Resident Commuters

118

Drive Alone

302

Carpooled

30

Public

0

Work At Home

0


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