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Malden, Massachusetts

Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,340.

Malden was the birthplace of the painter Frank Stella.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Transit
3 Recreation
4 Demographics


Malden is located at 42°25'43" North, 71°3'38" West (42.428549, -71.060597)1. It is bordered by Melrose on the North, Everett on the south, Medford on the west, and Revere on the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²). 13.1 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.78% water.


The city is served by the Orange Line subway that connects it to downtown Boston. Bus service to all adjacent communities is also available.


Malden boasts several parks and ponds. Pine Banks Park is beautiful spot with trails rising and falling on hills within the woods. The other place perfect for walking, biking, or jogging is the long path surrounding beautiful Fellsmere pond.


As of the census of 2000, there are 56,340 people, 23,009 households, and 13,575 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,290.5/km² (11,102.9/mi²). There are 23,634 housing units at an average density of 1,799.8/km² (4,657.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.09% White, 8.15% African American, 0.14% Native American, 13.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. 4.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 23,009 households out of which 25.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $45,654, and the median income for a family is $55,557. Males have a median income of $37,741 versus $31,157 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,004. 9.2% of the population and 6.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.6% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.