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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Malden is a suburb of Boston with a population of 61,212. Malden is in Middlesex County. Living in Malden offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Malden there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Malden and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Malden are above average.
About Malden...
Population
61,212

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$359,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,393
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Malden Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    268.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    962.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Malden

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,361
National
$55,322
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Malden Reviews

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It's relatively affordable in comparison to other neighboring towns and communities. Very diverse! Nightlife is varied, lots to do downtown and lots of restaurants that are excellent. It's in the process of being built up and the community will change as it gets more expensive and people get priced out much like other towns
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Malden may not be one of the most developed of places, but it really feels like home. The people here are amazing, loving, and come from all around the world. Malden High School is the most diverse high school in Massachusetts, and being able to attend there has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I am not very unique or diverse myself, but being surrounded by all different cultures and seeing people celebrate their countries makes me so happy. I have been incredibly blessed to grow up in this wonderful city surrounded by such a diverse population of wonderful people. In addition, the Malden Public School system has been able to work wonders with relatively small funding. The staff throughout the schools are incredible, and almost every one of them is dedicated to the students' learning and many of them have changed my life for the better. I am impressed every day by the environment around me living in Malden, Massachusetts. It is a wonderful city.
Malden is a decent community close to Boston. There are many good restaurants especially in the downtown area known as Malden Square. It's close to Route 1 and I-93 with easy access to Boston by car or by train, with the orange line having stops at both Malden Center and Oak Grove. Malden has its fair share of crime, but I still feel pretty safe here. The neighborhoods near the Melrose and Medford lines are very nice and quiet. Two few personal favorites of mine are Belmont Hill (Around High/Hancock Street near the Everett Line) and Forestdale (East of Main Street near the Melrose Line). Malden is very racially diverse with a lot of immigrants. There are a few "bad areas" of Malden but they aren't even that bad and are mostly near downtown.