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Encyclopedia > Melissa, Texas

Melissa is a city located in Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,350.


Location of Melissa, Texas

Melissa is located at 3317'1" North, 9634'19" West (33.283534, -96.571851)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.9 km (4.6 mi). 11.9 km (4.6 mi) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,350 people, 472 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density is 113.6/km (294.4/mi). There are 501 housing units at an average density of 42.1/km (109.3/mi). The racial makeup of the city is 89.63% White, 0.52% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 7.63% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 13.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 472 households out of which 38.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% are married couples living together, 5.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% are non-families. 18.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.86 and the average family size is 3.30.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,909, and the median income for a family is $66,172. Males have a median income of $40,417 versus $30,435 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,193. 5.3% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.9% of those under the age of 18 and 0.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.283534&longitude=-96.571851&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.283534&lon=-96.571851&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-96.571851&lat=33.283534&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
City of Melissa, Texas (357 words)
The City of Melissa is a fast growing North Texas community with a population of approximately 4,300.
Situated in northeast Collin County, Melissa is in a dynamic growth area with a region encompassing nine counties and spanning one hundred miles with a population of over four million.
Melissa encompasses approximately seven square miles with a terrain with rolling hills situated between the East fork of the Trinity River and Sister Grove Creek.
Melissa, Texas (508 words)
Melissa is located seven miles northeast of McKinney just off State Highway 75, in north central Collin County.
Some state that Melissa was named for Melissa Quinlan, daughter of George A. Quinlan, an official of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, while others say that it received its name for Melissa Huntington, daughter of C. Huntington, a prominent railroad executive.
The population of Melissa declined from a high of 500 in 1925 to 285 in 1949.
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