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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 Population61,212
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+32,001
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$39,356
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,995
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,640

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,662
% Above Poverty Level84.1%
% Below Poverty Level15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation31.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,393
Median House Value$359,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%
Irish14.7%
Italian13.2%
West Indian7.5%
Haitian6.7%
African5.1%
Brazilian4.3%
English3.9%
German3.2%
Arab2.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Canadian2%
Portuguese1.8%
Ethiopian1.4%
Russian1.3%
Polish1.2%
Moroccan1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
Ugandan0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Cape Verdean0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Afghan)0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Malden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2148
Phone Area Codes857,339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.43
Approximate Longitude-71.05

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
Chelsea39,272$55,790
Everett45,212$61,190
Medford57,700$107,385
Melrose28,132$122,783
Revere53,864$66,773
Somerville79,983$95,492

Malden Public Libraries

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

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Malden Public Schools

Beebe
401 Pleasant Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 388-0621
Primary
Total Enrollment 900
Ferryway
150 Cross Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 388-0659
Primary
Total Enrollment 907
Forestdale
74 Sylvan Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 397-7326
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Linden
29 Wescott Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 397-7218
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Malden Early Learning Center
257 Mountain Avenue
ZIP: 2148
(781) 397-7025
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Malden High
77 Salem Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 397-7223
High
Total Enrollment 1869
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
770 Salem Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 388-0222
Other
Total Enrollment 1509
Salemwood
529 Salem Street
ZIP: 2148
(781) 388-0646
Primary
Total Enrollment 1077

Malden Private Schools

Cheverus Centennial School
30 Irving St
ZIP: 2148
Elementary
Total Enrollment 308
Malden Catholic High School
99 Crystal St
ZIP: 2148
Secondary
Total Enrollment 589
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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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