Melba, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melba, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Melba is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Canyon County at latitude 43.3736 and longitude -116.5319. Canyon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,667 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Melba, but most people and references simply refer to it as Melba, Idaho.

The P1 Census Class Code for Melba indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Melba (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Melba, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 506
Population in Households 506
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,291
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $211,042


Median Household Income $51,433
Average Household Income $59,780
Per Capita Income $19,516
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% 0.24%
Households -0.28% 0.24%
Families 0.0% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Melba, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melba to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 138 40th
Population Density1 # 79 66th
Diversity Index2 # 45 81st
Median Household Income # 48 79th
Per Capita Income # 148 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.