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Marblehead, MA
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Living in Marblehead


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 20,296 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marblehead is the 95th 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 92.30% 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 (17.50%), sales jobs (14.42%), and business and financial occupations (8.66%).

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.

Of important note, Marblehead is also a town of artists. Marblehead has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Marblehead’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Marblehead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.07% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Marblehead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Marblehead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

One downside of living in Marblehead, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.19 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Marblehead use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Marblehead‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 73.43% 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 2018 was $74,357, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $297,428 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marblehead include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.

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