Malta is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The town is in the central part of the county and is south of Saratoga Springs. The population was 14,765 as of the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81 km), of which, 28.0 square miles (73 km) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km) of it (10.71%) is water.
Part of the east town line is marked by Saratoga Lake. The Kayaderosseras Creek marks the north town line.
Exits 11, 12, and 13 of Interstate 87 (“The Adirondack Northway,” or simply “The Northway”) and US Route 9 pass through roughly the center of the town. New York State Route 9P is a short highway in the eastern part of the town. New York State Route 67 is a highway, partly conjoined with US-9, in the southern part of Malta.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,005 people, 5,295 households, and 3,537 families residing in the town. The population density was 464.2 people per square mile (179.2/km²). There were 5,754 housing units at an average density of 205.4 per square mile (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.24% White, 1.08% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.
There were 5,295 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,037, and the median income for a family was $68,239. Males had a median income of $41,509 versus $31,126 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,972. About 0.8% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.