Melba is a small town in Idaho with a population of just under 1,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children under 5 make up a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 36, skew younger than most cities in Idaho. Just 29% of residents rent in Melba, as home ownership is common in the area. The average rent for Melba is $144 a month more than the state average.
Averaging about 28 minutes, the commute time for Melba residents is longer than the Idaho average of about 21 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, selected by 35% of residents, while public transit is not used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
There are three primary industries in Melba: agriculture, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in construction, which ranks as the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of just over $61K, Melba workers earn about the same as the average Idaho resident. Melba, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Melba has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%). In addition, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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