Marlborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 6,093 people and just one neighborhood, Marlborough is the 122nd largest community in Connecticut.
Marlborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marlborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlborough who work in management occupations (15.12%), sales jobs (13.74%), and office and administrative support (10.33%).
Also of interest is that Marlborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Marlborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marlborough a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Marlborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marlborough’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Marlborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.53 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Marlborough doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Marlborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Marlborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.69% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Marlborough in 2018 was $58,234, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $232,936 for a family of four.
Marlborough is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Marlborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marlborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marlborough include Italian, Irish, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Marlborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 20.7% have Italian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Marlborough are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 55.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.3%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.0%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Marlborough, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (20.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report English roots (18.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (13.7%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (8.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (82.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.