Melbourne, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melbourne, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Melbourne had a population of 399 as of July 1, 2017. Melbourne ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melbourne is located at latitude 39.0322 and longitude -84.3707 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melbourne (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Melbourne (GNIS ID: 2405066) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Melbourne is located within Newport-Fort Thomas Division of Campbell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melbourne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melbourne, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 399
Daytime Population: Workers 111
Daytime Population: Residents 214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 325
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 517
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,626
Average Household Income $74,390
Per Capita Income $26,017


Total Housing Units 150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $195,313
Average Home Value $233,133


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.15%
Households -0.66% -0.16%
Families 0.16% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Melbourne, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbourne to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 378 30th
Population Density # 377 30th
Diversity Index # 411 24th
Median Household Income # 138 75th
Per Capita Income # 166 69th

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