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
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.432, Longitude -71.056
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,447
  • PO Box Addresses: 353
  • Residential Addresses: 25,817
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 9,702
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,115

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Database updated: July 1, 2020, Maps updated: August 4, 2020.


Malden, MA 02148 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 65,258 (100%)
Population in Households 64,876 (99.4%)
Population in Families 49,309 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 382 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 12,780
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $63,001
Average Household Income $82,509
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $32,437
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 27,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,974 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,671 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,554 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $413,314
Average Home Value $454,051
Housing Affordability Index3 84


Total Households 25,645
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 15,347
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.93% 0.83%
Households 0.79% 0.83%
Families 0.7% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   1.04%

Malden, MA 02148 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02148 to the other 518 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 405 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 88 17th
Per Capita Income # 418 19th
Diversity Index # 43 92nd

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