Marlborough, MA
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Marlborough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 39,818 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.

Marlborough is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.34%), sales jobs (10.10%), and office and administrative support (9.61%).

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.

The population of Marlborough is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.95% of adults in Marlborough have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marlborough in 2010 was $36,089, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,356 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 14.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marlborough include Italian, English, Brazilian, and French .

In addition, Marlborough has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.33%).

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