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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Melrose is a town in New Mexico with a population of 595. Melrose is in Curry County. Living in Melrose offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Melrose and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Melrose are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    2%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    45%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Melrose

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,150
National
$55,322
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Melrose Reviews

1 review
The small town atmosphere is very homey, and close. You know your neighbors parents and they know yours.
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