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Welcome to Melbourne ...

The city of Melbourne is located in Izard County<1> and is the County Seat for Izard County.

When the people of Melbourne refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Melburnian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Melbourne has a population of 1,863 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Melbourne.

Melbourne is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Melbourne lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Melbourne is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Melbourne: 72556<5>

Websites for Melbourne ...

Official Website: www.melbournear.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Melbourne had an population of 1,863 people. This is an increase of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melbourne had a population of 1,848 people (or 13.49% of the total population of Izard County). This makes Melbourne the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Melbourne represents 0.06% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,848 people, the population of Melbourne increased 10.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,673 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Melbourne.

Communities Also Named Melbourne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Melbourne - they are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Melbourne.

Communities near Melbourne ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Melbourne.

  • Mountain View [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
    • Mountain View [Stone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<7>
  • Horseshoe Bend [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bend
    • Horseshoe Bend [Izard County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseshoe Bend<7>
  • Calico Rock [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calico Rock
    • Calico Rock [Izard County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calico Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calico Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calico Rock<7>
  • Oxford [Izard County]
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    • Oxford [Izard County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cushman [Independence County]
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      • Cushman [Independence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushman
    • Evening Shade [Sharp County]
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      • Evening Shade [Sharp County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evening Shade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evening Shade<7>
    • Mount Pleasant [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Izard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<7>
    • Pineville [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Izard County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Franklin [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Izard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
    • Sidney [Sharp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Sharp County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Melbourne. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melbourne.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Melbourne. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Melbourne.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Melbourne. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Melbourne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melbourne ...

Looking for more information about Melbourne? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Melbourne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Melbourne.

Adding Melbourne to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Melbourne in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Melbourne was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Melbourne in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Melbourne on our Genealogy Page.

The Communities of Arkansas

About Izard County

About Arkansas

The official website for Melbourne: www.melbournear.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Izard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Melbourne refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Melbourne may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melbourne.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melbourne - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Melbourne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melbourne or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Melbourne) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Melbourne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MelbourneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melbourne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0592, Longitude: -91.9070    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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