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Malden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Malden had a population of 319 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Malden is located at latitude 41.4245 and longitude -89.3693 in Bureau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Malden encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bureau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Village of Malden (GNIS ID: 2399230) 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.

The Village of Malden is located within Township of Berlin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bureau County.


Malden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 319 (100%)
Population in Households 319 (100.0%)
Population in Families 267 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,161
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $64,540
Average Household Income $90,795
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $35,868
Wealth Index5 115


Total HU (Housing Units) 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $149,755
Housing Affordability Index3 293


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -1.23% -1.09%
Households -1.12% -1.0%
Families -0.94% -1.15%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.98%


Malden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malden to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1066 22nd
Population Density # 637 54th
Median Household Income # 479 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 1025 75th
Per Capita Income # 302 78th
Diversity Index # 587 57th

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