Location of Melvin, Texas
|• Total||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,857 ft (566 m)|
|• Density||329.2/sq mi (127.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1362594|
Melvin is located at (31.197066, -99.580582).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 155 people, 68 households, and 39 families residing in the town. The population density was 329.2 people per square mile (127.3/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 212.4 per square mile (82.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.10% White, 12.26% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.10% of the population.
There were 68 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $14,107, and the median income for a family was $17,386. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,124. About 36.7% of families and 50.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 67.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 57.9% of those sixty five or over.
The Town of Melvin,Texas, located in McCulloch County, Texas, had a school system (Melvin Independent School District) serving grades 1 thru 12 through May 1971. In the summer of 1971, the school was officially closed and all students were consolidated into the Brady Independent School District.
The Melvin School system was active in academics, UIL competitions, Future Farmers of America, Future Homemakers of America, junior high and high school sports including football, basketball, volleyball, track, softball, and baseball. Annual livestock shows were held as well.
Melvin High School was able to field good 11-man football teams until the 1960s. As the school and town populations shrank in size, the school was moved into the 6-man football districts in which it did very well. The school also had a drill team that performed at all home and away games.
The last senior class to graduate from Melvin High School held their graduation in May 1971. There were two seniors that year. As stated above, that summer the announcement was made that MISD was officially closed and all remaining and new students from Melvin and the specified surrounding areas would be consolidated into the Brady Independent School District,of Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Melvin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Melvin, Texas