Malden is a city in the northeast corner of Dunklin County, Missouri, United States, located near the intersection of Missouri Route 25 and U.S. Route 62. The population was 4,277 at the 2010 census. Malden is within Missouri’s 8th congressional district.
Malden is located at 36°34′19″N 89°58′16″W / 36.57194°N 89.97111°W / 36.57194; -89.97111 (36.572045, -89.971133), in the Missouri Bootheel and the New Madrid Seismic Zone, approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of New Madrid and the Mississippi River meander around the Kentucky Bend.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.53 square miles (19.50 km), all land.
Malden is located along the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $22,910, and the median income for a family was $27,819. Males had a median income of $30,671 versus $16,920 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,475. About 22.9% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.4% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,275 people, 1,780 households, and 1,109 families residing in the city. The population density was 567.7 inhabitants per square mile (219.2/km). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 267.5 per square mile (103.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 71.35% White, 25.12% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.94% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.
There were 1,780 households of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.