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Melville is in Saint Landry Parish, in the Opelousas-Eunice metro area.

The community was named for author Herman Melville.

The latitude of Melville is 30.692N. The longitude is -91.743W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,368.


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Median household income
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$18,487
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Melville demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Atchafalaya Catfish Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Melville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Landry Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lafayette area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71353 ZIP code.

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2% of Melville residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Melville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Melville was $8,881, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Melville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Melville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $133.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $577.


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Saint Landry Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Melville political report.

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The average commute time for Melville workers is 45 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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