Living in Waltham, MA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Waltham SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Waltham, MA Crime Report

678
Total Crimes
1,082.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-57.87%
Below National Average

Waltham, MA Cost Of Living

147
Waltham's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average

Waltham, Massachusetts Info Snack

Waltham (/wlæm/) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labor and production. The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. The population was 60,636 at the census in 2010.
Population
62,979
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
10.9%
Median Home
$497,100
Median Income
$85,677
Median Rent
$1,584

Waltham, MA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Waltham in Massachusetts

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Map Of Waltham, MA

Population over time in Waltham

Year Population % Change
2017 62,979 0.2%
2016 62,832 0.2%
2015 62,699 0.4%
2014 62,438 0.9%
2013 61,908 1.0%
2012 61,321 0.8%
2011 60,836 1.0%
2010 60,209 0.7%
2009 59,771 -
Crime/100k Waltham MA USA
Violent Crime 186.7 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 17.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 148.4 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 895.4 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 143.6 200.8 376.0
Larceny 687.9 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 63.8 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Waltham

White
65.3% (41,155)
African American
7.5% (4,717)
American Indian
0.2% (148)
Asian
11.3% (7,137)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (111)
Two Or More
1.9% (1,216)
Hispanic
13.5% (8,495)
Race Waltham MA USA
White 65.3% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 7.5% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 11.3% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.5% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Waltham, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
5.5% (344,331)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.0% (190,021)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.6% (353,392)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.4% (342,998)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.9% (562,336)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (1,016,736)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.4% (778,475)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.4% (1,287,243)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.8% (677,202)
$200,000 or more
11.8% (745,162)
Income Waltham MA USA
Less than $10,000 5.5% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.0% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.6% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.4% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.9% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.4% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.4% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.8% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 11.8% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Waltham

Female
50.7% (31,945)
Male
49.3% (31,034)
Gender Waltham MA USA
Female 50.7% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Waltham for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (3,148)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (2,519)
High School / GED
20.0% (12,595)
Some College
12.0% (7,557)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (4,408)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (18,263)
Master's Degree
18.0% (11,336)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,259)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,889)
Education Waltham MA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 18.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 3.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Waltham

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Close to everything, new high school being built

Location, ease of commute, excellent restaurants, very diverse, close to everything.

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