Malden, MA 02148 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 02148: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Malden, MA 02148

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,484
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,026
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,655
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.432, Longitude -71.056
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Malden, MA 02148 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 61,651
Population in Households 61,273
Population in Familes 46,768
Population in Group Qrtrs 378
Population Density1 12,203
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 24,327
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,638
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,774 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,553 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,629 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $354,213
Average Home Value $375,458


Median Household Income $60,956
Average Household Income $76,944
Per Capita Income $30,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.89%
Households 0.52% 0.81%
Families 0.45% 0.77%
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 02148 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02148 to the other 515 ZIP Codes 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 35 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 43 92nd
Median Household Income # 356 31st
Per Capita Income # 402 22nd

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