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Malden, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Malden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Middlesex County at latitude 42.4294 and longitude -71.0587. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Malden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Malden, Massachusetts.

The P1 Census Class Code for Malden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Malden (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Malden, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 60,626
Population in Households 60,248
Population in Familes 45,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 378
Population Density1 12,021
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 24,113
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 14,535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,234 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,879 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,597 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $354,935
Average Home Value $382,399


Median Household Income $54,120
Average Household Income $71,316
Per Capita Income $28,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.75%
Households 0.43% 0.73%
Families 0.36% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Malden, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malden to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 93rd
Population Density1 # 6 98th
Diversity Index2 # 11 96th
Median Household Income # 174 29th
Per Capita Income # 184 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.