New Melle is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 494 people and just one neighborhood, New Melle is the 430th largest community in Missouri. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in New Melle, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to New Melle, and putting down their money on brand new construction. New Melle’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. New Melle does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $74,063.00.

New Melle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but New Melle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Melle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Melle is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Melle who work in management occupations (22.46%), sales jobs (15.51%), and office and administrative support (12.30%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, New Melle is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, New Melle really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is New Melle perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in New Melle, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.44 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small city, New Melle doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

New Melle Demographics

The citizens of New Melle are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.77% of adults in New Melle have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Melle in 2010 was $40,421, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,684 for a family of four.

The people who call New Melle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Melle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Melle include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in New Melle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.