Malden is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,121 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Malden is the 158th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Malden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Malden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Malden who work in healthcare suport services (12.64%), sales jobs (9.76%), and office and administrative support (8.99%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Malden has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Malden has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Malden than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Malden may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Malden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Malden has a very low overall level of education: only 8.58% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Malden in 2010 was $14,401, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,604 for a family of four.
Malden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Malden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Malden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Malden include Irish, English, African, and French .
The most common language spoken in Malden is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.