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Welcome to Melissa ...

The city of Melissa is located

Melissa is located in Collin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Melissa has a population of 12,152 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Melissa is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Melissa is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (214), (469)<4> and (972).

The ZIP code for Melissa: 75454<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Melissa had an population of 12,152 people. This is an increase of 158.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 800.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melissa had a population of 4,695 people. This makes Melissa the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Melissa represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 351st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,695 people, the population of Melissa increased 247.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,350 people).

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

Communities Also Named Melissa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Melissa - they are located in Ontario and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Melissa ...

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

  • Frisco [Collin County]
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    • Frisco [Collin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Melissa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<7>
  • McKinney [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
    • McKinney [Collin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Melissa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<7>
  • Allen [Collin County]
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    • Allen [Collin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Melissa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<7>
  • Wylie [Collin County]
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    • Wylie [Collin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Melissa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wylie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wylie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Prosper [Collin County]
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      • Prosper [Collin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosper<7>
    • Murphy [Collin County]
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      • Murphy [Collin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<7>
    • Celina [Collin County]
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      • Celina [Collin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celina<7>
    • Anna [Collin County]
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      • Anna [Collin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anna<7>
    • Princeton [Collin County]
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      • Princeton [Collin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,699 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
    • Fairview [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Collin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Melissa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<7>

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 Melissa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melissa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Melissa. 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 Melissa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Melissa. See our Newspapers Page for Melissa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melissa ...

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

Adding Melissa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Melissa 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 Melissa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Melissa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

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

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About Collin County

About Texas

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

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Collin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melissa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melissa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Melissa, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<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 Melissa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melissa 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melissa) 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 Melissa. 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 MelissaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melissa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2834, Longitude: -96.5707    
<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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