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Waltham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Waltham had a population of 63,688 as of July 1, 2017. Waltham 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 Waltham is located at latitude 42.3889 and longitude -71.2423 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waltham (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.73 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Waltham (GNIS ID: 618241) 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 Waltham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Waltham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 63,688
Daytime Population: Workers 68,882
Daytime Population: Residents 28,193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 97,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 56,849
Population in Familes 39,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,839
Population Density2 5,004
Diversity Index3 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,523
Average Household Income $99,148
Per Capita Income $40,733

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,526 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,057 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,300 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $446,194
Average Home Value $471,569
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,583
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 12,889
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.7%
Households 0.51% 0.71%
Families 0.44% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Waltham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waltham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 16 94th
Population Density # 22 91st
Diversity Index # 21 92nd
Median Household Income # 107 57th
Per Capita Income # 105 58th

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