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Stoneham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Stoneham Census Designated Place had a population of 22,859 as of July 1, 2017. Stoneham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stoneham is located at latitude 42.4742 and longitude -71.0977 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Stoneham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.63 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Stoneham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378235) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Stoneham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Stoneham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stoneham 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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Stoneham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,859
Daytime Population: Workers 7,992
Daytime Population: Residents 10,302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 22,610
Population in Familes 18,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 3,798
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $82,064
Average Household Income $103,626
Per Capita Income $43,260


Total Housing Units 9,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,289 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,204 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $441,218
Average Home Value $462,295


Total Households 9,493
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,888
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 0.89% 0.93%
Households 0.75% 0.88%
Families 0.65% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Stoneham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stoneham 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 # 63 75th
Population Density # 32 87th
Diversity Index # 103 59th
Median Household Income # 77 69th
Per Capita Income # 83 67th

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