Waltham

Waltham is a suburban city located just west of Boston in Middlesex County, MA.

Welcome to Waltham

Waltham is a suburban city located just west of Boston in Middlesex County, MA. Waltham’s history is largely industrial which earned it the name “Watch City” due to the prominence of watchmaking in Waltham during the industrial revolution. Waltham’s downtown provides quality shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences, but there are also plenty of peaceful neighborhoods and museums to peruse through. Waltham’s proximity to the Charles River and Beaver Brook Reservation also makes it a hub for outdoor recreation. The Brandeis University and Bentley College campuses also contribute jobs, diverse student populations, and stunning architecture to the Waltham community. The city of Waltham has something for everyone, making it the ideal place to begin the search for your new home. 
 

Waltham MA Demographics

Population: 64,015
Median Income: $44,977
Home Ownership Rate: 50%
 

Waltham MA Housing Stats

Median Sales Price: $600,000
Number of Homes Sold: 37
Number of Days on the Market: 20 
 

What to Do in Waltham, MA

Waltham MA Restaurants

  • La Campania - Authentic Neapolitan Italian fare prepared in an Italian wood-fired oven
  • Gustazo Cuban Kitchen - Modern take on traditional Cuban food with Havana-inspired decor
  • The Gaff - Old-fashioned neighborhood bar. Hosts trivia, open mics, and live music
  • Karibu - Family-owned, known for authentic East-African cuisine and friendly service
 

Waltham MA Shopping

Waltham is the place to be if you have something to buy; there are four major shopping centers within the city limits, including Waltham Plaza, Wal-Lex Shopping Center, Colonial Shopping Center, and Waltham Crossing. These malls are the perfect place to spend a day browsing through clothes, gifts, household items, and more. For those on a budget, Moody Street is lined with dollar stores that will satisfy your shopping fix without breaking the bank.

Overview for Waltham, MA

64,655 people live in Waltham, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $52,382. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,655

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,382

Average individual Income

Around Waltham, MA

There's plenty to do around Waltham, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

41
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Del’s Coffee Roasters, The Cork & Board, and The Mill Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.66 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.24 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.84 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Waltham, MA

Waltham has 24,943 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Waltham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 64,655 people call Waltham home. The population density is 9,052.772 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,655

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

49.24 / 50.76%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,943

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$52,382

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Waltham, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Waltham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
James Fitzgerald Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Henry Whittemore Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Thomas R Plympton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
William F. Stanley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
John W. McDevitt Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Fessenden School
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Gann Academy-The New Jewish High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
John F Kennedy Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northeast Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Waltham Public Schools Dual Language Program
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
1/5
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Milestones Day School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
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