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0.27% decline
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1.04% growth
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1.86% growth
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1.17% decline


The economy of Melrose Park, IL employs 11,765 people. The economy of Melrose Park, IL is specialized in Manufacturing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.27; 2.01; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Melrose Park, IL are Manufacturing (2,580), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,306), and Retail trade (1,238), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($42,664), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,292), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,875).

Median household income in Melrose Park, IL is $45,931. Males in Melrose Park, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Melrose Park, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Melrose Park, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Melrose Park, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Melrose Park, IL is home to a population of 25,422 people, from which 78.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Melrose Park, IL is composed of 18,677 Hispanic residents (73.5%), 5,129 White residents (20.2%), 1,330 Black residents (5.23%), 194 Asian residents (0.76%), and 77 Two+ residents (0.3%). The most common foreign languages in Melrose Park, IL are Spanish (15,709 speakers), Italian (446 speakers), and Polish (137 speakers), but compared to other places, Melrose Park, IL has a relative high number of Italian (446 speakers), Spanish (15,709 speakers), and Polish (137 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Melrose Park, IL awarded 359 degrees. The student population of Melrose Park, IL is skewed away from females, with 230 male students and 129 female students. Most students in Melrose Park, IL are Hispanic or Latino (185 and 51.5%), followed by Black or African American (94 and 26.2%), White (53 and 14.8%), and Two or more races (19 and 5.29%). The largest universities in Melrose Park, IL by number of graduates are Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park (359 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Melrose Park, IL are Medical Assistant (115 and 32%), Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (54 and 15%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (34 and 9.5%). The median tuition costs in Melrose Park, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melrose Park, IL is $168,700, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $170,700 to $168,700, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Melrose Park, IL is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Melrose Park, IL have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Melrose Park, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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