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Overview

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

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.

People

Total Population 60,612
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 31,064
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,460

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,684
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 31.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,286
Median House Value $330,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 4%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chelsea 37,581 $50,655
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Medford 57,136 $91,532
Melrose 27,681 $115,506
Revere 53,095 $58,515
Somerville 78,595 $79,263

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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

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Public library c1906.

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B.& M. Ry. Boston and Maine Railroad station c1906.

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