Melrose Park Homes for Sale offers serenity of village life and proximity to city. Melrose Park is a village situated in Cook County, IL. In 1882 inhabitants of a then?unincorporated Section of Proviso Township voted to establish their own municipality until 1893 called simply Melrose and population in the area began to steadily increase when the “Park” was added According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago. The population of Melrose Park is 25,411 by census as of 2010. A large number of Italian?American people live in this village as well as White, African American, Native American and Hispanic people. The median income for a family was 46,963 dollars and the median income for household was 40,689 dollars.