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Melrose is a township in Adams County, in the Quincy metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Melrose. For links to other places called Melrose, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Melrose is 39.885N. The longitude is -91.344W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,305.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Melrose demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62338 ZIP code.
48% of Melrose residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Melrose ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Melrose was $19,878, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Melrose residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Melrose, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $961.
Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Melrose political report.
The average commute time for Melrose workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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