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Melissa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Melissa had a population of 8,702 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Melissa is located at latitude 33.2897 and longitude -96.5559 in Collin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melissa (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Collin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Melissa (GNIS ID: 2411073) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Melissa is located within Anna Division of Collin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melissa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melissa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,702
Daytime Population: Workers 1,611
Daytime Population: Residents 4,330
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,941
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 8,690
Population in Familes 7,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 861
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $77,488
Average Household Income $105,960
Per Capita Income $34,054


Total Housing Units 2,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,324 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 450 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $244,945
Average Home Value $301,152


Total Households 2,774
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 2,311
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 8.88% 6.92%
Households 8.73% 6.8%
Families 8.41% 6.75%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Melissa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melissa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 278 84th
Population Density # 821 53rd
Diversity Index # 882 50th
Median Household Income # 188 89th
Per Capita Income # 254 86th

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