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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,732
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+31,692
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,234
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,983

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,064
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation31.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,324
Median House Value$339,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
Irish14.8%
Italian13.5%
West Indian8%
Haitian7.4%
Brazilian4.1%
Arab3.9%
English3.9%
German3.3%
African2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Portuguese2%
Canadian1.9%
Moroccan1.6%
Polish1.5%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Ethiopian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Ugandan0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Malden Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City4 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2148
Phone Area Codes857,339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.425
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)

StationBOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationREADING
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chelsea38,244$53,219
Everett44,636$56,211
Medford57,180$97,422
Melrose27,787$117,355
Revere53,165$61,557
Somerville79,507$84,896

Malden Public Libraries

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

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Malden Public Schools

Ferryway
150 Cross St
(781) 388-0659
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Forestdale
74 Sylvan St
(781) 397-7326
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Beebe
401 Pleasant St
(781) 388-0621
Primary
Total Enrollment 906
Linden
29 Wescott St
(781) 397-7218
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Salemwood
529 Salem St
(781) 388-0646
Primary
Total Enrollment 1166
Malden Early Learning Center
257 Mountain Ave
(781) 397-7025
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Malden High
77 Salem St
(781) 397-7223
High
Total Enrollment 1832
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
770 Salem St
(781) 388-1961
Other
Total Enrollment 1469

Malden Private Schools

Cheverus Centennial School
30 Irving St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 308
Malden Catholic High School
99 Crystal St
Secondary
Total Enrollment 589

Malden Colleges

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Public library c1906.

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Public library c1906.

High school between 1900 and 1910

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

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