Malden, Massachusetts Population 2024

64,818

Malden is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. Malden has a 2024 population of 64,818. Malden is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,076 in 2020.

The average household income in Malden is $111,391 with a poverty rate of 13.52%. The median age in Malden is 35.4 years: 33 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Malden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Malden was:

  • White: 48.12%
  • Asian: 27.47%
  • Black or African American: 13.27%
  • Two or more races: 7.16%
  • Other race: 3.8%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
12,849.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.9% (-1,258)
The current population of Malden, Massachusetts is 64,818 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 66,076.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White31,50148.12%
Asian17,98327.47%
Black or African American8,68613.27%
Two or more races4,6897.16%
Other race2,4863.8%
Native American1180.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Malden Population by Race

Malden Population Pyramid 2024

Malden Median Age

35.4

Total

33

Male

38.8

Female

Malden Adults

There are 53,418 adults, (8,404 of whom are seniors) in Malden.

Malden Age Dependency

45.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Malden Sex Ratio

Female31,61548.29%
Male33,84851.71%

Malden Population by Age

Malden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,8092.5342.657.4
Married11,6053.2559.140.9
Non Family9,8241.4225.474.6
Female2,6833.1344.855.2
Male1,6972.9726.673.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Malden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,6365.59%
Associates Degree3,2176.82%
Bachelors Degree11,91625.26%
Graduate Degree8,63918.32%
High School Graduate11,44524.26%
Less Than 9th Grade3,3357.07%
Some College5,97912.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Malden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Malden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White22,68620,95210,002
Asian12,99710,8016,824
Black5,4614,5191,944
Hispanic3,6882,8561,111
2+ Races2,8692,383816
Other Race1,5531,180306
Native American10410488

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 84.62%.

Malden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$68,383$75,247$58,385
Graduate Degree$93,329$101,867$84,748
High School Graduate$35,323$46,298$28,826
Less Than 9th Grade$29,207$32,268$25,890
Overall$57,555$65,501$52,095
Some College$55,799$68,229$46,317

$57,555

Average Earnings

$65,501

Average Male

$52,095

Average Female

Malden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Malden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Malden Language

50.05% of Malden residents speak only English, while 49.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 19.89% of the population.

Malden Language

Malden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,7953,03910.55%
Asian17,9713,01316.77%
Black8,6591,19013.74%
Hispanic5,9191,17219.8%
Other2,47946418.72%
Multiple4,6703687.88%

13.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.13%

Male Poverty Rate

13.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Malden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Malden is Hispanic, with 19.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Malden is Multiple, with 7.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.5%.

Malden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.5%
Less Than 9th Grade16.98%
Some College9.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.64%

Malden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.4%
Male Unemployed18.98%
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed3.96%

Malden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Malden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$102,510$125,204
Households$90,295$111,391
Married Families$116,635$-999,999,999
Non Families$69,903$84,446

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Malden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Malden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Malden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Malden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Malden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,435

Number of Veterans

1,354

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam408
Second Gulf War373
First Gulf War174
Korea78
World War II30

Malden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+460
35 to 54393
18 to 34234
65 to 74229
55 to 64119

Malden Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0803.98%
Asian1921.3%
Black1251.95%
Hispanic651.48%
Other Race271.47%
2+ Races110.35%

Malden Veterans by Race

Malden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Malden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Malden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Malden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Malden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.97%

Born in Malden

58.82%

Native Born

41.18%

Foreign Born

22.09%

Non Citizen

19.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.82% of Malden residents were born in the United States, with 43.97% having been born in Massachusetts. 22.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Malden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202963,246-315-0.5%
202863,561-314-0.49%
202763,875-314-0.49%
202664,189-315-0.49%
202564,504-314-0.48%
202464,818-315-0.48%
202365,133640.1%
202265,069-270-0.41%
202165,339-737-1.12%
202066,0765,5969.25%
201960,480-280-0.46%
201860,760-361-0.59%
201761,121-194-0.32%
201661,315-98-0.16%
201561,4131740.28%
201461,2392810.46%
201360,9583560.59%
201260,6024650.77%
201160,1374480.75%
201059,68900%
200056,3402,4564.56%
199053,8844980.93%
198053,386-2,741-4.88%
197056,127-1,549-2.69%
196057,676-2,128-3.56%
195059,8041,7943.09%
194058,010-26-0.04%
193058,0368,93318.19%
192049,1034,69910.58%
191044,40410,74031.9%
190033,66410,63346.17%
189023,03111,01491.65%
188012,0174,65063.12%
18707,3671,50225.61%
18605,865-57,381-90.73%
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Malden Population by Year