Malden, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Malden, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Malden had a population of 215 as of July 1, 2017. Malden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Malden is located at latitude 47.2296 and longitude -117.4732 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Malden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,139 feet.

The Town of Malden (GNIS ID: 2412933) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Malden is located within Rosalia Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Malden, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 215
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 143
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 159
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 215
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 322
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $39,021
Average Household Income $56,807
Per Capita Income $23,520


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $132,986


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.8% 1.0%
Households 0.75% 1.03%
Families 1.83% 0.91%
Median Household Income   5.4%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Malden, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malden to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 549 13th
Population Density # 478 24th
Diversity Index # 544 14th
Median Household Income # 549 13th
Per Capita Income # 482 23rd

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