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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Melrose is a town in Oregon with a population of 672. Melrose is in Douglas County. Living in Melrose offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Melrose and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Melrose are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    25%
  • 55-64 years
    29%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    48%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Melrose

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,833
National
$55,322
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Melrose Reviews

1 review
I like Melrose because most of my neighbors have lived in the neighborhood for over 30 years. It is nice to know everyone and comforting to know that things don’t change all that much.
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