That is how Melville brands itself.
Melville is in St. Landry Parrish, in south central Louisiana. The town’s largest-ever population was 1,987 in the 1970 census.
The 2010 census showed 1,041 people in the town, a decrease of more than 24% from the 2000 population of 1,376.
Of Melville’s residents, 51.9% are black, 45% are white, with the remaining 3.1% native American, Asian, two or more races, Hispanic or Latino.
Melville is not a prosperous town, showing 35.6% of families and 40% of the total population living below the poverty line, including 47.2% of those under age 18 and 37.7% of those older than 64. That’s poor.
Wikipedia says: “In 2010, Melville had the 12th-lowest median household income of all places in the United States with a population over 1,000.”