Melrose is located close to the center of Minnesota. Melrose is part of Stearns County. Melrose has 3.19 square miles of land area and 0.13 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Melrose population is 3,599, which has grown 16.43% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 9.44% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Melrose median household income is $37,433 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 8.72% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 29.12% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Melrose median house value is $128,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 56.99% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 51.31% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Melrose is close to the state average in quality. The Melrose area code is 320.