Malden, Massachusetts

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Malden, Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°25′30″N 71°04′00″W / 42.42500°N 71.06667°W / 42.42500; -71.06667Coordinates: 42°25′30″N 71°04′00″W / 42.42500°N 71.06667°W / 42.42500; -71.06667
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
Settled1640
Incorporated1649
Government
 • TypeMayor-council city
 • MayorRichard C. Howard
Area
 • Total5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
 • Land5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total56,340
 • Density11,102.9/sq mi (4,286.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02148
Area code(s)339 / 781
FIPS code25-37875
GNIS feature ID0612773
Websitehttp://www.ci.malden.ma.us/

Malden is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 56,340 at the 2000 census.

Geography[change | change source]

Malden is located at 42°25.5′N 71°4′W / 42.4250°N 71.067°W / 42.4250; -71.067.[1] It is bordered by Melrose on the North, Everett on the south, Medford on the west, Revere on the east, and Saugus on the northeast.

Neighborhoods[change | change source]

Malden Auditorium in 1909

Like many communities in New England, many towns and neighborhoods are organized around "Squares" which are locations of crossroads and town commons dating from the colonial and early 19th century years. Many of the neighborhoods in Malden take their name and identity from the Square they are centered around.

Malden's squares include Malden Square (formerly Converse Square, and the location of downtown Malden), Oak Grove Square (at Oak Grove T Station, Bellrock Square (at the intersections of Cross, Main and Medford Sts.), Judson Square (near Ferryway Green/School), former Suffolk Square (at Cross and Bryant Streets, and the location of a thriving Jewish community until being claimed by urban renewal in the 1960s), Maplewood Square (at Lebanon, Maplewood and Salem Streets) and Linden Square.

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).

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

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