Malden, Massachusetts Population 2021

59,940
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Malden is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 59,940, it is the 17th largest city in Massachusetts and the 638th largest city in the United States . Malden is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually but its population has increased by 0.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,450 in 2010. Malden reached it's highest population of 61,383 in 2015. Spanning over 5 miles, Malden has a population density of 11,882 people per square mile.

The average household income in Malden is $85,003 with a poverty rate of 15.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,577 per month, and the median house value is $401,900. The median age in Malden is 34.6 years, 33.7 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Malden Demographics

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

  • White: 53.15%
  • Asian: 22.52%
  • Black or African American: 18.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Other race: 2.66%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Malden, Massachusetts is 59,940 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,735.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 59,450.

Malden, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,41153.15%
Asian13,73222.52%
Black or African American11,25318.45%
Two or More Races1,9303.16%
Some Other Race1,6242.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.02%
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Malden Population by Race

Malden Population Pyramid $2021

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Malden Median Age

34.6


Total

33.7


Male

35.5


Female

Malden Adults

There are 49,182 adults, (7,760 of whom are seniors) in Malden.

Malden Age Dependency

47.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Malden Sex Ratio

Female

31,794

52.13%

Male

29,190

47.87%

Malden Population by Age

Malden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Malden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.2%45.8%
All41%59%
Female34.4%65.6%
Non Family29.2%70.8%
Male25.5%74.5%

41.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Malden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0252.6441
Married10,4273.3854.2
Non Family8,4621.429.2
Female2,9023.1534.4
Male1,2343.5525.5

3.25

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Malden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5938.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,9764.55%
High School Graduate11,50326.46%
Some College6,85715.77%
Associates Degree2,5825.94%
Bachelors Degree10,06223.15%
Graduate Degree6,89615.86%
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Malden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Malden Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,08020,4048,457
Asian10,0867,7454,790
Black6,9146,2132,396
Hispanic3,2142,631912
Other Race1,3621,040445
2+ Races746670291
Native American2020
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.49%.

Malden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,028$49,991$37,123
Less Than 9th Grade$21,090$28,992$17,008
High School Graduate$30,528$34,529$26,036
Some College$42,940$50,295$34,404
Bachelors Degree$55,862$62,686$49,544
Graduate Degree$69,356$74,021$64,736

$44,028

Average Earnings

$49,991

Average Male

$37,123

Average Female

Malden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Malden Language by Age

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Malden Language

48.49% of Malden residents speak only English, while 51.51% 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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,5792,94110.29%
Asian13,7122,80620.46%
Black11,2251,88916.83%
Hispanic5,1551,48528.81%
Multiple1,93035718.50%
Other1,61624415.10%

15.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.36%

Male Poverty Rate

17.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Malden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Malden is Hispanic, with 28.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Malden is White, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.65%.

Malden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.54%
High School12.65%
Some College12.52%
Bachelors or Greater9.06%

Malden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed24.45%
Female Unemployed22.55%
Female Employed7.49%
Male Employed3.90%

Malden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Malden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,975$85,003
Families$74,880$94,879
Married Families$87,949-
Non Families$45,134$63,094
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Income by Household Type

Malden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Malden Married by Age and Sex

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Malden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Malden Marital Status by Race

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Malden Marital Status

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1,522

Number of Veterans

1,402

Male Veterans

120

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam518
Second Gulf War392
First Gulf War165
Korea161
World War II80

Malden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+451
65 to 74321
18 to 34298
35 to 54269
55 to 64183

Malden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2764.71%
Asian1181.01%
Black791.01%
Hispanic681.67%
2+ Races494.35%

Malden Veterans by Race

Malden Veterans by Education

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7.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Malden Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Malden Employment by Age

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Malden Employment by Race

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Malden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.80%

Born in Malden

57.36%

Native Born

42.64%

Foreign Born

23.40%

Non Citizen

19.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.36% of Malden residents were born in the United States, with 43.80% having been born in Massachusetts. 23.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Malden Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,940-265-0.44%
202060,205-265-0.44%
201960,470-265-0.44%
201860,735-344-0.56%
201761,079-197-0.32%
201661,276-107-0.17%
201561,3831660.27%
201461,2172790.46%
201360,9383470.57%
201260,5914600.76%
201160,1314400.74%
201059,6913,3510.58%
200056,3402,4560.45%
199053,8844980.09%
198053,386-2,741-0.50%
197056,127-1,549-0.27%
196057,676-2,128-0.36%
195059,8041,7940.31%
194058,010-26-0.00%
193058,0368,9331.69%
192049,1034,6991.01%
191044,40410,7402.81%
190033,66410,6333.87%
189023,03111,0146.72%
188012,0174,6505.01%
18707,3671,5022.31%
18605,8650.00%

Malden Population by Year