Malden, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Malden, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Malden had a population of 62,005 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 619404) 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, 2016.

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Malden, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 62,005
Population in Households 61,627
Population in Familes 47,065
Population in Group Qrtrs 378
Population Density1 12,294
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 24,454
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,728
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,827 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,627 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,632 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $354,178
Average Home Value $375,466


Median Household Income $60,943
Average Household Income $76,964
Per Capita Income $30,480
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.9%
Households 0.52% 0.82%
Families 0.45% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 159 36th
Per Capita Income # 178 28th

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