dcsimg

Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,831
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+11,856
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42%
Median Earnings25+$53,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,870

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,131
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,358
Median House Value$425,500

Ancestry

Italian32.8%
Irish32.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
English8.8%
French Except Basque5.4%
German4.3%
Canadian3.8%
Polish2.9%
Scottish2.3%
Portuguese1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Russian1.7%
Greek1.6%
Norwegian1%
Brazilian1%
US/American0.9%
Arab0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Albanian0.5%
African0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Czech0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Liberian0.1%
+ Show More

Stoneham Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Malden, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City8 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes2180
Phone Area Codes617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.48
Longitude-71.1

Stoneham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationREADING
Distance3.1 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
StationMIDDLETON
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance9.4 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
Medford57,180$97,422
Melrose27,787$117,355
Reading25,490$130,577
Wakefield26,399$113,665
Winchester22,491$182,264
Woburn39,220$101,373

Stoneham Public Libraries

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Stoneham Public Schools

Central
36 Pomeworth St
(781) 279-3860
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Robin Hood
70 Oak St
(781) 279-3870
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Colonial Park
30 Avalon Rd
(781) 279-3890
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
South
11 Summer St
(781) 279-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Stoneham Middle School
101 Central St
(781) 279-3840
Middle
Total Enrollment 570
Stoneham High
149 Franklin St
(781) 279-3810
High
Total Enrollment 709

Stoneham Private Schools

Edgewood Elementary School/gba
108 Pond St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
Kindercare Learning Center
136 Franklin St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Sources :
Study Online in Stoneham
Additional Resources
Info for Stoneham Government Officials


Are you an official in the Stoneham government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
×
We have made updates to our Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.