Malden is a town in Whitman County, eastern Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 awesome and fun facts about Malden, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 203 at the 2010 census. 80 percent of the buildings were destroyed by a wildfire on September 7, 2020.
2. Malden was officially incorporated on December 20, 1909.
3. Established as a station stop, it was named by railway officials after Malden, Massachusetts.
4. The rural town had a small population.
5. On September 7, 2020, a large wildfire destroyed approximately 80 percent of buildings in Malden and nearby Pine City.
6. The town’s fire station, post office, city hall, library, Masonic Lodge, and several houses were among the buildings destroyed.
7. Most of the town’s population was evacuated as the fire approached, while access after the fire was restricted due to a leaking propane tank.
8. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.
9. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F.
10. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Malden has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.