Waltham: Overview

Waltham is categorized by MAPC as a Streetcar Suburb. These communities comprise village- and transit-oriented residential neighborhoods with a mix of single family homes, 2 – 4 family houses, and mid-sized multifamily housing. New growth occurs through limited redevelopment and infill and expansion of existing structures. More affluent than the Metro Core, the population is moderately diverse and stable, with a growing share of school-age children.

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Change in Racial/Ethnic Share
1
  • Sources: Census
  • Years: 2000, 2010
Community Preservation Act Votes
17
  • Sources: Community Preservation Coalition
  • Years: 2011
Employment by Sectors
4
  • Sources: MA EOLWD ES-202
  • Years: 2013
Educational Attainment, 25+ years
6
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Available Open Space
57
  • Sources: MassGIS
  • Years: 2012
Owners Housing Cost Burden
40
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Asthma Related Hospitalizations
18
  • Sources: MA DPH
  • Years: 2007-09
Commute Time to Work
48
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11