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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Melba is a town in Idaho with a population of 542. Melba is in Canyon County. Living in Melba offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Melba and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,625
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Melba Reviews

2 reviews
I love Melba. It has such a great small town feel, yet it is only 20 minutes from larger cities such as Nampa, and 40 minutes from Meridian and Boise. The allows you to have access to the hills and to live in the country, yet still be able to easily get to the store, movie theaters, shopping, nightlife, and more. Melba is mostly farm land. The school system is great with K-12 on the same campus. Sports are a big focus, but the school also offers choir/band, art, drama, dance, computers, clubs, and more.
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What I like about Melba is the small town feel of knowing most of the people in the community. The annual community auction in January and the Old Tyme 4th of July celebration are two events that bring massive numbers overflowing the streets of our small town and generosity overflows as well. The school district is the central hub of the town. Overall people are supportive, caring, and helpful.