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Melrose is a city in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named for Melrose, Scotland.
The latitude of Melrose is 42.458N. The longitude is -71.066W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,784.
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5% of Melrose residents report German ancestry, and 29% 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 $30,347, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% 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 $711. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,560.
Libraries in Melrose include Melrose Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Melrose include Melrose Free Press
The average commute time for Melrose workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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