Malden, MA

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Population

61,212

0.79% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$62,361

3.79% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

32,686

0.656% growth

Median Property Value

$359,700

6.11% growth

About

In 2017, Malden, MA had a population of 61.2k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $62,361. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Malden, MA grew from 60,732 to 61,212, a 0.79% increase and its median household income grew from $60,085 to $62,361, a 3.79% increase.

The population of Malden, MA is 46.6% White Alone, 23.6% Asian Alone, and 16.3% Black or African American Alone. 51.6% of the people in Malden, MA speak a non-English language, and 76.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Malden, MA are The Salter School-Malden Campus (209 degrees awarded in 2016), Medical Professional Institute (126 degrees), and New England Hair Academy (121 degrees).

The median property value in Malden, MA is $359,700, and the homeownership rate is 41%. Most people in Malden, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Malden, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Malden, MA employs 32.7k people. The largest industries in Malden, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,556 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,375 people), and Retail Trade (2,949 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($65,526), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,585), and Finance & Insurance ($61,467).

Median household income in Malden, MA is $62,361. Males in Malden, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Malden, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,361

2017 value

± $2,695

3.79%

1 Year Growth

± 6.51%

Households in Malden, MA have a median annual income of $62,361, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,085 in 2016, which represents a 3.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Malden, MA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Malden, MA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Malden, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3411.01

  2. Census Tract 3419.02

  3. Census Tract 3412

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Malden, MA was Census Tract 3411.01 with a value of $81,875, followed by Census Tract 3419.02 and Census Tract 3412, with respective values of $65,536 and $60,864.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Malden, MA (9.7k out of 61.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,746 ± 539

  2. Asian

    2,939 ± 483

  3. Black

    2,335 ± 507

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Malden, MA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

32.7k

2017 Value

± 1,443

0.656%

1 Year growth

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Malden, MA grew at a rate of 0.656%, from 32.5k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Malden, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,095 people), Management Occupations (2,883 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,715 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Malden, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Malden, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,095 people), Management Occupations (2,883 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,715 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Malden, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.07 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Malden, MA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,856), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,307), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,446).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.7k

2017 Value

± 1,443

0.656%

1 Year growth

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Malden, MA grew at a rate of 0.656%, from 32.5k employees to 32.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Malden, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,556 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,375 people), and Retail Trade (2,949 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Malden, MA, though some of these residents may live in Malden, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Malden, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,556 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,375 people), and Retail Trade (2,949 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Malden, MA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.47 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.45 times), and Information (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Malden, MA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($65,526), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,585), and Finance & Insurance ($61,467).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight with $27.2B and Electronics and $24.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95% of the population of Malden, MA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 7.62% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.298% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Malden, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Malden, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.96%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

7.62%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

0.298%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Malden, MA declined by 10.7% from 5.56% to 4.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Malden, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Malden, MA is home to a population of 61.2k people, from which 76.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 43.3% of Malden, MA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Malden, MA is composed of 28.5k White Alone residents (46.6%), 14.5k Asian Alone residents (23.6%), 9.99k Black or African American Alone residents (16.3%), 5.72k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.34%), 1.76k Two or More Races residents (2.87%), 663 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.08%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0882%), and 27 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0441%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Malden, MA are Chinese (7,982 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,672 speakers), and French Creole (3,412 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Malden, MA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Malden, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Malden, MA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

43.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

42.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 43.3% of Malden, MA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Malden, MA was 42.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Malden, MA was China, the natal country of 88,014 Malden, MA residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

76.5%

2017 Citizenship

75.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.5% of Malden, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Malden, MA was 75.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.5k ± 1.43k

  2. Asian Alone

    14.5k ± 1.19k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    9.99k ± 1.1k

In 2017, there were 1.97 times more White Alone residents (28.5k people) in Malden, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Asian Alone and 9.99k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Malden, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    7,982 speakers (13.9%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,672 speakers (8.15%)

  3. French Creole

    3,412 speakers (5.95%)

51.6% of Malden, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Malden, MA was Chinese. 13.9% of the overall population of Malden, MA are native Chinese speakers. 8.15% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 5.95% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    707 ± 202

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    189 ± 92

  3. Korea

    122 ± 74

Malden, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Malden, MA awarded 556 degrees. The student population of Malden, MA is skewed towards women, with 150 male students and 576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Malden, MA are White (188 and 33.8%), followed by Black or African American (167 and 30%), Hispanic or Latino (124 and 22.3%), and Asian (42 and 7.55%).

The largest universities in Malden, MA by number of degrees awarded are The Salter School-Malden Campus (209 and 37.6%), Medical Professional Institute (126 and 22.7%), and New England Hair Academy (121 and 21.8%).

The most popular majors in Malden, MA are Medical Assistant (166 and 29.9%), General Cosmetology (132 and 23.7%), and Barbering (71 and 12.8%).

The median tuition costs in Malden, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 152 degrees awarded

  2. 132 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Malden, MA was Medical Assistant with 152 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Malden, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 126 degrees awarded

  3. 121 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Malden, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Salter School-Malden Campus with 209 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

109

Degrees Awarded to Men

447

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Malden, MA, which is 0.244 times less than the 447 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    188 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    167 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    124 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Malden, MA were to White students. These 188 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 167 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Malden, MA was $359,700 in 2017, which is 1.65 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $339,000 to $359,700, a 6.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Malden, MA is 41%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Malden, MA have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Malden, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,361

Median Household Income

± $2,695

23k

Number of Households

± 1,152

In 2017, the median household income of the 23k households in Malden, MA grew to $62,361 from the previous year's value of $60,085.

The following chart displays the households in Malden, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$359,700

2017 Median

± $8,201

$339,000

2016 Median

± $7,867

In 2017, the median property value in Malden, MA grew to to $359,700 from the previous year's value of $339,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Malden, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Malden, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Malden, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Malden, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41%

2017 Homeownership

41.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 41% of the housing units in Malden, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Malden, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Malden, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Malden, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Malden, MA have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Malden, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    51.5%

  2. Public Transit

    31.8%

  3. Carpooled

    8.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Malden, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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