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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

1,004

Population
Growth Rate

-0.32%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

54.800

Housing & Income

Households

447

Total Housing Units

554


Owner Occupied

296

Renter Occupied

151

Vacant

107

Median Home Value

$84,444


Average Home Value

$114,865

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.20%


Per Capita Income

1.69%

Income Projection

Median Household

$28,487 $29,811


Average Household

$32,383 $34,966


Per Capita

$14,446 $15,706

Workforce

Total Businesses

31

Total Employed

273

Workers 16+

283

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

157

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

42

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

18

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

2

Employed

18

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

18

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

1

Employed

15

Some
High School

212

Graduated
High School

285

Associates
Degree

0

Bachelor's
Degree

60

Graduate
Degree

0

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

169

Non-Resident Commuters

114

Drive Alone

255

Carpooled

10

Public

11

Work At Home

7


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