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Melville, Louisiana

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The location of Melville

Welcome to Melville ...

The town of Melville is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The location of Melville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Melville has a population of 1,047 people<2> (see below for details).

Melville is near sea level<3>.

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

The area code for Melville: (337)

The ZIP code for Melville: 71353<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melville had a population of 1,041 people. This makes Melville the parish's 8th most populous community.

The population of Melville represents 0.02% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,041 people, the population of Melville decreased 24.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,376 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Melville had an population of 1,047 people. This is an increase of 0.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Melville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New Roads   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the East (E) of Melville

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Port Barre   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Melville

Livonia   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Melville

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Krotz Springs   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Melville

Maringouin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Melville

Located in Iberville Parish

Washington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Melville

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Melville

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Morganza   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Melville

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Palmetto   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Melville

Swayze Lake   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Melville

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Melville.

Communities Also Named Melville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Melville - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Melville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Melville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Melville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Melville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melville ...

Looking for more information about Melville? 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 Melville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Melville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Melville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 town (such as Melville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Melville. 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 Melville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6917, Longitude: -91.7484     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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