Melfa, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Melfa Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Melfa Content

Also See: Melfa, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Melfa, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Melfa had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Melfa is located at latitude 37.6492 and longitude -75.7408 in Accomack County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Melfa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Accomack County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Melfa (GNIS ID: 2391295) 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.

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

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


Town of Melfa, VA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | VA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: District 8 | Accomack County | Virginia Counties / Independent Cities

Search the map for:

Melfa, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 309
Daytime Population: Workers 98
Daytime Population: Residents 121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 252
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,087
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $46,437
Average Household Income $56,354
Per Capita Income $24,199


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $138,542
Average Home Value $143,434


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 88
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 -3.76% -1.19%
Households -3.72% -1.21%
Families -2.66% -1.16%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Melfa, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melfa to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 499 16th
Population Density # 222 63rd
Diversity Index # 247 59th
Median Household Income # 340 43rd
Per Capita Income # 355 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

Virginia Research Tools

Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Virginia Census Data
Highest or Lowest: