Introduction to Stoneham, Massachusetts

Stoneham, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Malden, Massachusetts and 8 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Stoneham History

The Whigs were the original settlers of Stoneham. In 1645, Stoneham was first settled by Europeans. Originally it was a part of the Charlestown. In 1725, Stoneham was officially incorporated as a town. During the time of its incorporation, the taxable male population of Stoneham was 65. During the Industrial Revolution, the town of Stoneham developed as one of the major shoe-manufacturing centers. In fact, its name was included in the Guinness Book of World Records during the 1970s for have the maximum number of gas stations within a one-mile strip.

Stoneham and nearby Attractions

  • William Bryant Octagon House
  • Museum of Science - Boston
  • Pine Banks Park - Malden
  • Ryan Family Amusements - Malden

Things To Do In Stoneham

The Recreation Department of Stoneham organizes a number of recreation and park programs throughout the year. The town also includes basketball fields, soccer complex, theaters and shopping centers. You can also enjoy the kayaking program at the Spot Pond.

Stoneham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Stoneham Higher Education

Tufts University is the nearest university.


Total Population 21,752
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 11,863
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $106,528
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%


People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,289
Median House Value $398,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 1%
English 8.7%
Irish 32.9%

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

Stoneham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 02180
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.48
Longitude -71.1

Stoneham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.1 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
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 9.4 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
Medford 57,136 $91,532
Melrose 27,681 $115,506
Reading 25,357 $124,485
Wakefield 26,157 $104,285
Winchester 22,075 $168,917
Woburn 39,104 $97,015

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

Stoneham Public Libraries

Stoneham Public Library
431 MAIN ST.
Stoneham, Massachusetts
(781) 438-1324

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Stoneham High Schools

Serves 875 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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