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Malden, Massachusetts


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Malden, Massachusetts

Introduction to Malden, Massachusetts

Malden, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city features a hilly, wooded landscape and it's bordered in the north by the cliffs of Middlesex Fells and situated north of the Mystic River. It features a large number of attractive Victorian era homes. Numerous products are manufactured in the city including mattresses, furniture, computer printers, chemicals, paper boxes and inks. Malden includes a large number of distinct neighborhoods.

Malden History

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The city was established in 1640 by Puritans. The region was initially named "Mistic Side" and was part of Charleston. The city was named in tribute to Malden, England by an early landowner, Joseph Hills. It was one of the first towns that petitioned the Colonial government to secede from the British Empire. During the time of the American Revolution, the population was approximately one thousand. Farming and fishing along the Mystic River were significant factors for the community. It was incorporated as a city in 1882.

Malden Historic Sites

  • Bell Rock Memorial Park
  • Common Burying Ground at Sandy Bank
  • Converse Memorial Building
  • Charles A. Daniels School
  • Wilbur Fiske Haven House
  • Odd Fellows Building
  • St. Paul's Parish Church
  • Waitt Brick Block

Malden Activities

The numerous parks provide opportunities for outdoor activities. Middlesex Fell Reservation is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Residents enjoy the nearby beaches and the variety of activities and professional sports teams in nearby Boston.

Malden Transportation

Air travel services are available from the nearby Logan International Airport in Boston.

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High Points

Malden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Malden Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Malden Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 16% Malden Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Malden, Massachusetts

Comparing Malden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 10
Senior Citizens 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 2
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 1

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 2
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Working at Home 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 3

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 8 2
Low Violent Crime 2 1

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Malden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 02148
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.425
Longitude -71.066

Malden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station READING
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Malden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 56,340 100%
Male 27,122 48.1%
Female 29,218 51.9%
Under 18 11,238 19.9%
18+ 45,102 80.1%
65+ 7,804 13.9%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 40,618 72.1%
African-American 4,592 8.2%
Asian 7,882 14%
American Indian & Alaskan 80 0.1%
Other 1,184 2.1%
Mixed Race 1,951 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,696 4.8%

Estimated Malden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 55,871
Growth -469
Growth % -0.8%

Malden Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
Italian 20.6%
Irish 18%
English 3.9%
Haitian 3.1%
US/American 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
French Canadian 2.4%
Polish 2.1%
Portuguese 1.9%
Brazilian 1.9%
German 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Canadian 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Greek 0.6%
African 0.6%
Moroccan 0.4%
Cape Verdean 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Other Arab 0.3%
British 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Malden 56,340 $55,557
Chelsea 35,080 $32,130
Everett 38,037 $49,876
Medford 55,765 $62,409
Melrose 27,134 $78,144
Revere 47,283 $45,865
Somerville 77,478 $51,243

Malden Public Libraries

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Malden Public Library
36 SALEM ST.
Malden, Massachusetts
(781) 324-0218

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Malden High Schools (2004)

MALDEN HIGH
77 SALEM STREET
781-397-7223
Serves 1,558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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1. Alameda, California 91.3   32.2% 13.3% 42.2% 31 $68,625 5.6% 43.1% 72,259 8.2% 30.9 0.5% 4.7
2. Bloomfield, New Jersey 91   30.5% 14.3% 31.8% 31 $64,945 5.9% 29.9% 47,683 5.9% 40.1 0.2% 3.9
3. San Rafael, California 89.7   32.3% 14.4% 43.6% 32 $74,398 5.8% 24.2% 56,063 10.2% 35.2 0.5% 3.5
4. Culver City, California 89.6   34.4% 13.9% 41.2% 27 $61,451 5.5% 40.8% 38,816 8.6% 31.2 0.2% 3.8
5. Quincy, Massachusetts 89.5   37.6% 16.3% 31.8% 33 $59,735 5.1% 20.4% 88,025 7.3% 19.1 0.5% 4.3
6. Somerville, Massachusetts 89.5   31% 10.5% 40.6% 30 $51,243 4.5% 23% 77,478 12.5% 23.6 0.3% 3.3
7. Collingswood, New Jersey 89.2   35.6% 14.4% 30.3% 27 $57,987 5.5% 13.5% 14,326 6.1% 26.2 0.1% 3.2
8. Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 89.2   34.9% 13.9% 34.6% 33 $60,305 6.6% 24.7% 11,044 5.4% 20.8 0.1% 6.5
9. San Mateo, California 88.9   31.6% 15.1% 38.6% 27 $76,223 6.1% 33.8% 92,482 6.1% 36.2 0.6% 4.5
10. Hackensack, New Jersey 88   39.8% 12.5% 29.1% 29 $56,953 5.8% 47.4% 42,677 9.3% 27.3 0.6% 3.3
11. Yeadon, Pennsylvania 87.8   32.3% 15.4% 22.5% 36 $55,169 6.4% 84.4% 11,762 4.6% 30.9 0% 5.5
12. Red Bank, New Jersey 87.5   42.9% 18.3% 31.9% 31 $63,333 5.8% 31.8% 11,844 12% 24 0.5% 3.6
13. New Rochelle, New York 87.5   27.9% 15.5% 38.3% 31 $72,723 6.8% 32.1% 72,182 10.5% 21.5 0.6% 3.1
14. Decatur, Georgia 86.8   39.4% 13.3% 56% 27 $65,064 5.8% 34.4% 18,147 11.7% 41.3 0.3% 3.9
15. Hoboken, New Jersey 86.6   41.8% 9% 59.4% 38 $67,500 3.2% 19.2% 38,577 11% 37.5 0.3% 3.7
16. La Mesa, California 86.5   34.1% 17% 27.6% 25 $50,398 5.7% 19.4% 54,749 9.4% 40.4 0.3% 3.7
17. Pasadena, California 86.3   33.8% 12.1% 41.3% 27 $53,639 6.9% 46.6% 133,936 15.9% 33.3 0.6% 5
18. Rahway, New Jersey 86.3   28.1% 14.5% 18.6% 29 $61,931 6.3% 39.8% 26,500 7.1% 25.4 0.1% 3.5
19. Maple Shade, New Jersey 86   36% 15.4% 21.4% 25 $53,912 5.6% 16.8% 19,079 5.4% 22.8 0.6% 3.6
20. Guttenberg, New Jersey 84.9   34.6% 11.8% 29.8% 39 $47,440 6.4% 35% 10,807 13% 17 0.5% 3.9
21. Westminster, Maryland 84.3   33.3% 13.2% 24.4% 31 $50,879 6.7% 8.7% 16,731 9.6% 41.7 0.3% 4.7
22. Fairview, New Jersey 84   27.9% 13.8% 16.5% 32 $46,365 6.4% 27.5% 13,255 11.8% 15.3 0.2% 4.4
23. Des Moines, Washington 83.6   28% 14.9% 22.9% 28 $57,003 6.6% 25.8% 29,267 7.6% 43.7 0.5% 3.9
24. Sebastopol, California 82.4   29.9% 16.5% 35.5% 26 $55,792 4.4% 10.1% 7,774 6.9% 30.7 0.4% 3.9
25. Edgewater Park, New Jersey 82.3   27.7% 13% 19.6% 27 $52,016 5.9% 31.9% 7,864 8.6% 30 0.1% 3.7
26. Oak Park, Michigan 80.5   26.6% 12.2% 27.2% 25 $54,786 6.8% 53% 29,793 9.4% 34.9 0.2% 5.9
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