Melrose, WI Population

Population: 529. Estimated population in July 2020: 516 (-2.5% change)
Males: 263 (49.7%), Females: 266 (50.3%)

Jackson County

Zip code: 54642

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $37,955
Median house value: $66,500

Races in Melrose:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (47.4%), Norwegian (37.4%), Irish (16.1%), English (8.3%), French (4.7%), Swedish (3.6%).

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Melrose

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose village

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 15.8%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -169 (-24.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Melrose:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Melrose:

Other public-use airports nearest to Melrose:

  • BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA (about 13 miles; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Abbreviation: BCK)
  • BLAIR (about 19 miles; BLAIR, WI; Abbreviation: 5E6)
  • SPARTA/FORT MC COY (about 23 miles; SPARTA, WI; Abbreviation: CMY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 20 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 28 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 46 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 56 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 56 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 77 miles; DECORAH, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,566)

Schools

Public high school in Melrose:

  • MELROSE-MINDORO HI (Students: 223; Location: N181 STATE ROAD 108; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Melrose:

  • MELROSE EL (Students: 300; Location: 805 SECOND ST; Grades: PK – 08)