Malden, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 341 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 188  (55.2%)
Females: 153  (44.8%)
Median resident age:

44.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 61337.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,755 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Malden:

$43,755
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,986 (it was $15,820 in 2000)

Malden village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,393 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Malden:

$84,393
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $90,360; detached houses: $100,547; mobile homes: $49,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $853.

March 2019 cost of living index in Malden: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.7%
(24.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Malden, Illinois as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Malden is 307 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (21.1%), German (20.3%), Swedish (8.1%), Irish (6.5%), Polish (6.5%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/19/1890

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,246 people per square mile   (low).

Malden, Illinois map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,716 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,385 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (50.3 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (91.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dover, IL (1.3 miles),
Hollowayville, IL (2.4 miles),
Princeton, IL (2.5 miles ),
Seatonville, IL (2.6 miles ),
Arlington, IL (2.7 miles ),
De Pue, IL (2.8 miles ),
Cherry, IL (2.8 miles ),
Ladd, IL (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.42 N, Longitude: 89.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Malden, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Malden, IL in 2019
Malden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $29,300
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

6.5%
Most common industries in Malden, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Malden, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Religious workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)

Average climate in Malden, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Malden, Illinois average temperatures Malden, Illinois average precipitation Malden, Illinois humidity Malden, Illinois wind speed Malden, Illinois snowfall Malden, Illinois sunshine Malden, Illinois clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Malden-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Malden village center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Malden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from Malden center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 252.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from Malden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bureau County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Malden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Malden:

  • BASSWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • COLONIAL HALL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • PERRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • IN-HOME CARE VNA (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, IL)
  • SPRING VALLEY NURSING (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SPRING VALLEY, IL)
  • MANOR COURT OF PERU (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PERU, IL)

Amtrak stations near Malden:

  • 6 miles: PRINCETON (107 BICENTENNIAL DR.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
  • 16 miles: MENDOTA (8TH ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Malden:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 47 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Illinois Central College (about 51 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Bradley University (about 52 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Ashford University (about 53 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 54 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)

Public elementary/middle school in Malden:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Malden Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Malden Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bureau County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

71.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Malden (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Van Orin: Malden Banking Center Branch at 302 W Main Street, branch established on 1910/06/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $37.8 mil, Deposits: $33.5 mil, headquarters in Van Orin, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Van Orin Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Malden:

Marital status in Malden, IL
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Malden:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Malden, IL (based on Bureau County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,99930
Catholic4,56414
Evangelical Protestant4,39728
Other881
Orthodox701
None19,860-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Bureau County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

10.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bureau County:

26.0%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Malden:

53.7%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.1%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Malden:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Malden:

36.3%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Malden:

59.3%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Malden:

77.9%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Malden, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$390
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$820
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,210

Malden government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($228.74)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($87.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($79.18)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($29.33)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($2.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($11.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $48,000 ($140.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,000 ($41.06)

Malden government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,000 ($105.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($67.45)
    Other: $2,000 ($5.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($5.87)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($131.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $48,000 ($140.76)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($108.50)
    Highways: $9,000 ($26.39)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($105.57)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.93)

Malden government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($117.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($58.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($58.65)

Malden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $223,000 ($653.96)

5.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from La Salle County, IL  1.78% ($36,259 average AGI)
from Henry County, IL  0.31% ($36,930)
from Putnam County, IL  0.18% ($33,115)


5.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to La Salle County, IL  1.37% ($38,201 average AGI)
to Henry County, IL  0.33% ($80,239)
to Putnam County, IL  0.23% ($52,242)

Strongest AM radio stations in Malden:

  • WZOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLPO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LASALLE, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Malden:

  • WZOE-FM (98.1 FM; PRINCETON, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC.)
  • WNIW (91.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WAJK (99.3 FM; LA SALLE, IL; Owner: LA SALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WIVQ (103.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WGLC-FM (100.1 FM; MENDOTA, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WSOG (88.1 FM; SPRING VALLEY, IL; Owner: SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Malden:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 57.4mTotal length
  • $244,000Total costs
  • 128,400Total average daily traffic
  • 50,616Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,782Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Malden, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Malden, IL

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • IL-MALDEN-CN, Main St (Lat: 41.424694 Lon: -89.367167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRJA849, Licensee ID: L01704672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 07/28/2020, Expiration Date: 07/28/2030, Certifier: Derrick Brown, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (682) 333-0538, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Malden)
Most common first names in Malden, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert674.8 years
Harold577.2 years
Earl467.3 years
Clifford461.0 years
Charles477.7 years
John481.5 years
Raymond473.8 years
Donald379.3 years
Lois358.0 years
Helen378.6 years
Most common last names in Malden, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dalton580.0 years
Karns459.0 years
Fiste475.0 years
Forristall367.7 years
Morris373.0 years
Nelson384.6 years
Pinter367.6 years
Sledgister384.7 years
Swanson367.0 years
Dabler284.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Malden, IL
  • 95.1%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Malden, IL
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Malden compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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