The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.In the city, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was ,654, and the median income for a family was ,557.The racial makeup of the city was 52.5% White, 14.8% African American, 0.14% Native American, 20.1% Asian (11.1% Chinese, 3.1% Asian Indian, 2.8% Vietnamese), 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 3.46% were multiracial.8.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race (1.8% Puerto Rican, 1.7% Brazilian, 1.5% Salvadoran, 0.9% Colombian, 0.7% Dominican, 0.5% Mexican, 0.4% Peruvian, 0.4% Guatemalan).The city's three high schools are Malden High School, Malden Catholic High School and Mystic Valley Regional Charter High School.According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2013, Malden High School was found to be the most diverse public high school in Massachusetts.There were 23,009 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families.32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
Some of the neighborhoods in Malden include Faulkner (location of the former Suffolk Square) West End, Edgeworth, Linden, Ferryway, Forestdale, Maplewood, Bellrock, and Belmont Hill (located between Bellrock and Ferryway).
In 2000 this increased to 7,882 Asians, or 14.5% of the city's population, making it one of ten Massachusetts cities with the largest Asian populations in the state.
There were 4,504 ethnic Chinese people (57% of Malden's Asians), 876 ethnic Vietnamese, and 696 ethnic Indians.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.5% (22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for Black residents, 84.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.