Melba, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melba, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Melba had a population of 513 as of July 1, 2015. Melba ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melba is located at latitude 43.3736 and longitude -116.5319 in Canyon County. 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. Canyon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,667 feet.

The City of Melba (GNIS ID: 2411072) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Melba is located within Melba Division of Canyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melba population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Melba, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 513
Population in Households 513
Population in Familes 458
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,308
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $196,875
Average Home Value $241,250


Median Household Income $51,168
Average Household Income $56,661
Per Capita Income $18,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.27%
Households 0.0% 0.35%
Families 0.28% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
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, 2015 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 # 136 41st
Population Density1 # 80 65th
Diversity Index2 # 49 79th
Median Household Income # 68 70th
Per Capita Income # 170 26th

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