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Malden, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Malden had a population of 63,555 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 63,555
Daytime Population: Workers 16,154
Daytime Population: Residents 29,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,818
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 63,174
Population in Familes 48,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density2 12,601
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $62,174
Average Household Income $79,126
Per Capita Income $31,156


Total Housing Units 26,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,896 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,029 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,392 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $362,339
Average Home Value $389,832


Total Households 24,925
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 14,981
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.94%
Households 0.71% 0.86%
Families 0.63% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

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, 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 # 17 93rd
Population Density # 6 98th
Diversity Index # 10 96th
Median Household Income # 160 35th
Per Capita Income # 181 27th

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