Community Profile

Population Density

Maplewood is home to approximately 41,000 people, with more than 15,000 households, according to 2018 U.S. Census estimates. The population density was 2,239.0 inhabitants per square mile (864.5 per square kilometer). There were 15,561 housing units at an average density of 916.4 per square mile (353.8 per square kilometer).

Race

The racial makeup of the city was:

  • 72.6% White
  • 10.4% Asian
  • 7.97% African American
  • 6.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race
  • 0.42% Native American
  • 0.1% Pacific Islander
  • 2.4% from other races
  • 2.9% from two or more races

Learn more about Race and Ethnicity in the United States Census.

Households

There were 14,882 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them:

  • 47.8% were married couples living together.
  • 35.4% were non-families.
  • 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present.
  • 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present.

29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48, and the average family size was 3.08.

Age

The median age in the city was 39.3 years:

  • 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18
  • 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24
  • 25.2% were from 25 to 44
  • 27.7% were from 45 to 64
  • 15.2% were 65 years of age or older

Gender

The gender makeup of the city was 48% male and 52% female.

Major Employers

Major Employers in Maplewood include:

  • 3M
  • Best Buy
  • CostCo Wholesale
  • HealthEast Care System
  • Independent School District 622
  • Macy's
  • Maplewood Mall

Land Use

Pie chart showing generalized land use in Maplewood as of 2010

  • Residential Total: 38%
  • Park and Recreational: 18%
  • Agricultural and Undeveloped: 12%
  • Commercial Total: 7%
  • Institutional: 6%
  • Multi-Family Residential Total: 5%
  • Major Roadways: 4%
  • Open Water: 4%
  • Mixed Use Total: 3%
  • Industrial Total: 2%