Marblehead, MA
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Marblehead is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 20,517 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marblehead is the 94th largest community in Massachusetts. Marblehead has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Marblehead home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Marblehead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Marblehead is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marblehead is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marblehead who work in management occupations (20.44%), sales jobs (13.79%), and teaching (10.41%).

Also of interest is that Marblehead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Marblehead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Marblehead is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Marblehead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marblehead 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, Marblehead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marblehead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Marblehead is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Marblehead is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Marblehead, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Marblehead, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Marblehead is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.29% 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 Marblehead in 2010 was $57,397, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,588 for a family of four.

The people who call Marblehead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marblehead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marblehead include English, Italian, German, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Marblehead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.

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