Malden, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Malden, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Malden had a population of 65,350 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.4251 and longitude -71.0662 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malden 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.

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Malden, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 65,350
Population in Households 64,969
Population in Familes 49,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density2 12,957
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $65,677
Average Household Income $82,494
Per Capita Income $32,517


Total Housing Units 27,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,072 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,592 (57.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,544 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $375,116
Average Home Value $412,324


Total Households 25,664
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 15,458
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 1.09%
Households 0.98% 1.02%
Families 0.93% 0.97%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

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, 2018 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 # 15 94th
Population Density # 6 98th
Diversity Index # 11 96th
Median Household Income # 165 33rd
Per Capita Income # 181 27th

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