Melba, Idaho facts for kids
Melba City Hall in Melba Idaho
|Motto: "Seed Heart of America"|
Location in Canyon County and the state of Idaho
|• Total||0.40 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|• Land||0.39 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,667 ft (813 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||519|
|• Density||1,315.4/sq mi (507.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0396878|
Melba was founded in 1912 by Clayton C. Todd, who named it after his daughter.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), of which, 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 513 people, 171 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,315.4 inhabitants per square mile (507.9/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 505.1 per square mile (195.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 17.7% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.6% of the population.
There were 171 households of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.38.
The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 33.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 439 people, 156 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,481.5 people per square mile (565.0/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 553.4 per square mile (211.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.28% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 13.67% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.58% of the population.
There were 156 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.37.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 118.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,429, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $25,096 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,928. About 9.6% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
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