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Melvindale is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Melvin Wilson, developer
The latitude of Melvindale is 42.282N. The longitude is -83.175W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,601.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Melvindale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48122 ZIP code.
15% of Melvindale residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Melvindale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Melvindale was $19,011, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Melvindale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Melvindale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $451. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.
Libraries in Melvindale include Melvindale Public Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Melvindale political report.
The average commute time for Melvindale workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Melvindale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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