Data from 2000 on our Census District
 

Melrose Park is the eastern part of census district 2024.02.  The whole district goes from Cheltenham Avenue on the South to Ashbourne Road on the North, and from Penrose Avenue on the West to New Second Street to the East.

5,105 of us lived in this census district in the year 2000.  About 54% of us are white, 31% of us are African American or black, and 12% of us are Asian.  The median age for males was 38.4 years.  That for females was 41.7.
 
We lived in 1,794 households, with an average size of 2.82 people. The median household income was $67,614. 
 About 16% of us had self-employment income.  Less than 2% of us received public assistance.  Just over 32% of the households earned more than $100,000 per year about 24% white, 6% black or African American, and 2% Asian.
 
85% of children less than 5 years old spoke only English at home.  6% spoke only Korean, 2% Vietnamese, and 2% Hebrew.  For the larger population under 18 years old, 80% spoke only English, 8% Korean, and 2% Spanish.
 
92% reported our first ancestry.  We have a very diverse ancestry in this census district.  I think it is worth listing:

Other

2,340

African

33

Russian

420

Ukrainian

30

German

261

British

26

US/American

239

Lithuanian

20

Italian

234

Slovak

14

Irish

211

Belgian

11

West Indian

148

Israeli

11

Eastern European

124

Dutch

10

Polish

115

Scottish

10

European

109

Scotch-Irish

8

English

90

Lebanese

7

Romanian

53

Danish

6

French

45

Nigerian

6

Astruan

44

Basque

5

Hungarian

39

Swedish

36

TOTAL

2,365

Our district contained 1,856 housing units.  51% of our homes were built in 1939 or earlier.  29% were built between 1940 and 1959, 16% between 1969 and 1979, and 4% from 1980 and 2000.  72% are heated by natural gas, 20% by fuel oil and 6% by electricity.

 
The median value of all owner-occupied housing units was $161,400. 34% of us paid between $2,000 and $4,000 in real estate taxes.  43% of us paid $4,000 and $7,500.
 
As workers 16 years old or older 2,484 of us had to find a way to get to work.  70% drove alone.  11% of us carpooled, 11% took public transportation.  3% of us walked to work then.  For 48% of us, the trip to work took more than a half hour.
 
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