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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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Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Melville1,4501,0411,004986

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4726260
5-9645048
10-14685652
15-19805153
20-24595149
25-29617246
30-34385054
35-39425049
40-44524959
45-49925961
50-541015053
55-59798960
60-64619078
65-69508199
70-74517583
75-79272942
80-84212020
85+232021
18+787807796
Median Age444647

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Melville2021
Total1,004.000
White Alone45.720
Black Alone51.990
American Indian Alone0.200
Asian Alone0.300
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.600
Two or More Races1.200
Hispanic Origin2.990
Diversity Index54.800

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Melville2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households558457447441
Housing Units663554554556
Owner Occupied Units296292
Renter Occupied Units151150
Vacant Units107115

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Melville20212026
Median Home Value$84,444$88,663
Average Home Value$114,865$122,014
<$50,0008680
$50,000 - $99,9999086
$100,000 - $149,9994644
$150,000 - $199,99900
$200,000 - $249,9994752
$250,000 - $299,999910
$300,000 - $399,9991821
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later14
2000-20093
1990-199932
1980-198946
1970-197970
1960-1969309
1950-195927
1940-19499
1939 or Before0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Melville20212026
Median Household$28,487$29,811
Average Household$32,383$34,966
Per Capita$14,446$15,706

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Melville2021
<$15,000113
$15,000 - $24,99973
$25,000 - $34,99986
$35,000 - $49,999106
$50,000 - $74,99960
$75,000 - $99,9992
$100,000 - $149,9992
$150,000 - $199,9995
$200,000+0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+283
In-County Residents169
Out-of-County Residents114
Drive Alone255
Carpooled10
Public Transport11
Work at Home7
Less than 5 minutes60
5-9 minutes24
10-14 minutes0
15-19 minutes22
20-24 minutes35
25-29 minutes11
30-34 minutes0
35-39 minutes20
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes32
60-89 minutes42
90+ minutes30
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees273
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing4
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade18
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores18
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse6
Information5
  
Finance & Insurance0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing4
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services0
HealthCare/Social Assist157
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs15
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places15
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin18
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp42

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Melville2021
Some High School212
Graduated High School285
Associates Degree0
Bachelor's Degree60
Graduate Degree0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses31
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus3
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus2
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus0
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus6
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus1
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus7
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus6

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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