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How Old is Melrose's Population?

A look at the age of the population in the area.

How old are Melrolsians? Melrose is considered by many a city of young families with a strong senior population, and that perception bears out according to census statistics.

A community's age counts for a lot. It helps the local government determine what types of services to offer in good times and where to cut back during a downturn. 

As previously reported, Melrose is just about . According to a breakdown of population by age, Melrose's reputation as a city close to Boston for young professionals and a suburban settling spot for young families hold mainly true, and in line with nearby communities such as Wakefield and Stoneham.

The numbers below were provided by the 2010 U.S. Census, except for the Boston neighborhood breakdowns, which were determined using the City of Boston's myNeighborhood Viewer tool, and represent approximations for each community.

Community % ages
0-9 % ages 
10-19 % ages 
20-34 % ages 
35-54 % ages 
55-64 % ages 
65+ Arlington 12.5 9.4 16 32.6 12.8 15.9 Boston 9.5 12.4 35 23.8 9.1 10.1 *Charlestown 11 6.7 33.5 28.4 10.2 10.2 *Back Bay 5.1 5.6 50.7 19.7 9.3 9.6 *Beacon Hill 4.1 11.9 42.8 19.9 9.7 11.5 *South End 8 5.9 33.8 31.2 10.5 10.6 Cambridge 7.2 9.2 44.5 20.8 8.8 9.6 Chelsea 12.5 15.2 27.7 27.4 8.1 8.8 Everett 11.9 12.6 24 29.3 9.7 13.5 Lynnfield 11.9 15.4 10.1 31.3 13.7 18.1 Malden 11.4 10.4 26.2 29.5 10.8 11.7 Medford 9.5 10.3 26.3 27.4 11.2 15.2 Melrose 12.2 11.3 16.1 31.2 13.3 15.9 Reading 13.4 13.6 14.2 31.9 13.1 14.2 Revere 11.7 11.1 23 28.9 10.8 14.6 Saugus 9.7 11.6 16.7 30.2 15.9 17.5 Somerville 7.7 7.2 43.6 24.6 8 8.2 Stoneham 10.6 11 15.9 30 14 18.6 Wakefield 11.5 11.7 17 31.6 13.5 14.7 Winchester 15.5 14.7 8.8 32.3 12.4 16.3 Woburn 11.2 10.4 20.8 29.9 11.8 15.9

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