Income/capita 46%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 67%
Income per capita$16,251$24,280$29,829
Median household income$40,625$49,174$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,396$59,554$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,762$35,192
Median earnings male$35,278$31,790$36,919
Median earnings female$12,500$20,292$26,250
Unemployment rate1.6%3.9%4.7%
Poverty level15.3%15.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Melba is 46% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Melba is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Melba is 67% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Melba is 1% higher than the national average

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      Melba employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.3%14.0%
      Financial & insurance services9.6%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services14.9%15.9%
      Public administration4.3%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%7.5%
      Education, health & social services7.4%35.5%

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      Murphy, ID113$31,17244%
      Marsing, ID1,536$27,04751%
      Melba, ID542$40,62527%

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      Melba, ID542$40,62527%
      Source: The Melba, ID employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).