Marlborough, MA

Marlborough profile

Living in Marlborough

Marlborough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 39,597 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marlborough is the 39th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Marlborough are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marlborough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marlborough is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlborough who work in management occupations (10.40%), office and administrative support (9.93%), and sales jobs (9.09%).

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 downside of living in Marlborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marlborough, the average commute to work is 31.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Marlborough are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.04% of adults in Marlborough have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marlborough in 2018 was $41,467, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,868 for a family of four. However, Marlborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marlborough is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Marlborough also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marlborough include Irish, Italian, Brazilian, English, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Marlborough's cultural character, accounting for 27.57% of the city’s population.

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