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Waltham, Massachusetts

One of the early centers of the Industrial Revolution in northern America, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,226 at the 2000 census. Waltham is home to The Sports Authority Training Center, which serves a dual role as practice facility/offices of the Boston Celtics. Waltham is commonly referred to as Watch City because of its association with the watch industry. This is due to Waltham Watch Company, which opened its factory in Waltham in 1854. The American Waltham Watch Company, AWWCo Inc, was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. It was the first company to make watches on an assembly line. It won the gold medal in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Over 40 million watches, clocks and instruments were produced by Waltham Watch Company until it closed in 1957.

Waltham Careers

Among the most common occupations in Waltham are Management, professional, and related occupations, 43%; Sales and office occupations, 26%; and Service occupations, 12%. Approximately 80 percent of workers in Waltham, Massachusetts work for companies, 9 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Waltham Industries

The leading industries in Waltham, Massachusetts are Educational, health and social services, 22%; Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 15%; and Manufacturing, 11%. Simply Hired's Waltham job listings indicate that the following industries in Waltham are hiring the most workers:

Waltham Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Waltham, Massachusetts is $38,128, and the median income of households in Waltham was $54,010.

Average Salaries in Waltham, MA

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According to our Waltham Trends data, the number of Waltham, Massachusetts jobs has decreased by 15% since October 2013.
Waltham job trends

Waltham Employment Statistics

Population of Waltham
Total population 59,226
Male 49.29%
Female 50.71%
Median age 34.2
Waltham Housing
Owner-occupied homes 46.0%
Median cost of a home $250,800
Median mortgage payment $1,124
Renter-occupied homes 54.0%
Vacant housing 2.8%
Median monthly rent $869
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $42,324
Median for all female full-time $33,931
Household Income
Less than $10,000 7%
$10,000 to $14,999 4%
$15,000 to $24,999 9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 22%
$75,000 to $99,999 14%
$100,000 to $149,999 14%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 15%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 23%
Graduate degree 16%
Marital Status
Never married 42%
Currently married 44%
Separated 1%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 7%
White 85%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 7%
Other 3%
Waltham Commute
Carpool 8.4%
Public transportation 8.5%
Average travel time 23 minutes