Melville, NY

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Population

18,418

0.535% growth

Median Age

48.5


Median Household Income

$123,655

2.51% decline

Poverty Rate

4.52%


Number of Employees

8,720

5.06% growth

Median Property Value

$635,000

1.5% growth

About

In 2017, Melville, NY had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $123,655. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Melville, NY grew from 18,320 to 18,418, a 0.535% increase and its median household income declined from $126,835 to $123,655, a -2.51% decrease.

The population of Melville, NY is 78.2% White Alone, 7.35% Asian Alone, and 7.17% Hispanic or Latino. 14.1% of the people in Melville, NY speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Melville, NY are Farmingdale State College (1,918 degrees awarded in 2016) and SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (126 degrees).

The median property value in Melville, NY is $635,000, and the homeownership rate is 86.6%. Most people in Melville, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Melville, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Melville, NY employs 8.72k people. The largest industries in Melville, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), Educational Services (1,171 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,106 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($112,900), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,400), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,438).

Median household income in Melville, NY is $123,655. Males in Melville, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Melville, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$123,655

2017 value

± $11,369

-2.51%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Melville, NY have a median annual income of $123,655, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $126,835 in 2016, which represents a -2.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in Melville, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Melville, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Melville, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1122.06

  2. Census Tract 1122.04

  3. Census Tract 1122.14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Melville, NY was Census Tract 1122.06 with a value of $129,844, followed by Census Tract 1122.04 and Census Tract 1122.14, with respective values of $122,151 and $108,900.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melville, NY (818 out of 18.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    569 ± 170

  2. Black

    149 ± 146

  3. Asian

    65 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Melville, NY is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.72k

2017 Value

± 711

5.06%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melville, NY grew at a rate of 5.06%, from 8.3k employees to 8.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melville, NY, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,904 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), and Management Occupations (1,092 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melville, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Melville, NY, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,904 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), and Management Occupations (1,092 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melville, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.44 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (2.06 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Melville, NY, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($159,295), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($128,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($124,716).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.72k

2017 Value

± 711

5.06%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melville, NY grew at a rate of 5.06%, from 8.3k employees to 8.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melville, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), Educational Services (1,171 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melville, NY, though some of these residents may live in Melville, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Melville, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,195 people), Educational Services (1,171 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melville, NY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.71 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.64 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Melville, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($112,900), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,400), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,438).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

98.9% of the population of Melville, NY has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 4.95% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 0.331% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Melville, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Melville, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

1.12%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

4.95%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

0.331%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melville, NY declined by 12.9% from 1.29% to 1.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Melville, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Melville, NY is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Melville, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Melville, NY is composed of 14.4k White Alone residents (78.2%), 1.35k Asian Alone residents (7.35%), 1.32k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.17%), 1.07k Black or African American Alone residents (5.79%), 207 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.223%), 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Melville, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (478 speakers), Gujarati (317 speakers), and Italian (301 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Melville, NY was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Melville, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Melville, NY residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.3% of Melville, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Melville, NY was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Melville, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Melville, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Melville, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Melville, NY was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.4k ± 875

  2. Asian Alone

    1.35k ± 390

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.32k ± 358

In 2017, there were 10.6 times more White Alone residents (14.4k people) in Melville, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Asian Alone and 1.32k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Melville, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    478 speakers (2.64%)

  2. Gujarati

    317 speakers (1.75%)

  3. Italian

    301 speakers (1.66%)

14.1% of Melville, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Melville, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.64% of the overall population of Melville, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.75% speak Gujarati and 1.66% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    266 ± 124

  2. Korea

    235 ± 74

  3. World War II

    199 ± 96

Melville, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Melville, NY awarded 2,044 degrees. The student population of Melville, NY is skewed towards men, with 5,176 male students and 4,059 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Melville, NY are White (1,190 and 61.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (295 and 15.2%), Black or African American (181 and 9.32%), and Asian (138 and 7.11%).

The largest universities in Melville, NY by number of degrees awarded are Farmingdale State College (1,918 and 93.8%) and SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (126 and 6.16%).

The most popular majors in Melville, NY are General Business Administration & Management (341 and 16.7%), Science, Technology, & Society (193 and 9.44%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (188 and 9.2%).

The median tuition costs in Melville, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Melville, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 340 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Melville, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,918 degrees awarded

  2. 126 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Melville, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Farmingdale State College with 1,918 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,046

Degrees Awarded to Men

998

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,046 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Melville, NY, which is 1.05 times more than the 998 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,190 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    295 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    181 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Melville, NY were to White students. These 1,190 degrees mean that there were 4.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 295 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melville, NY was $635,000 in 2017, which is 2.92 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $625,600 to $635,000, a 1.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Melville, NY is 86.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Melville, NY have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Melville, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$123,655

Median Household Income

± $11,369

6.73k

Number of Households

± 578

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.73k households in Melville, NY declined from $123,655 from the previous year's value of $126,835.

The following chart displays the households in Melville, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$635,000

2017 Median

± $23,665

$625,600

2016 Median

± $29,273

In 2017, the median property value in Melville, NY grew to to $635,000 from the previous year's value of $625,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Melville, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Melville, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Melville, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Melville, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

86.6%

2017 Homeownership

87.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.6% of the housing units in Melville, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 87.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Melville, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Melville, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Melville, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melville, NY have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.53% of the workforce in Melville, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.3%

  2. Public Transit

    9.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Melville, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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