Malden, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Malden, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Malden had a population of 61,188 as of July 1, 2015. Malden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Malden is located at latitude 42.4294 and longitude -71.0587 in Middlesex County. 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. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Malden has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Malden, MA Boundary Map

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Malden, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 61,188
Population in Households 60,809
Population in Familes 46,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 379
Population Density1 12,133
Diversity Index2 71
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,307
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 14,575
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,396 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,911 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,637 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $373,318
Average Home Value $403,845
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,018
Average Household Income $73,357
Per Capita Income $29,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.78%
Households 0.5% 0.75%
Families 0.34% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 169 31st
Per Capita Income # 180 27th

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