Marlboro, NJ
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Marlboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,288 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Marlboro is the 120th largest community in New Jersey.

Marlboro home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Marlboro real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Marlboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marlboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marlboro who work in sales jobs (16.72%), management occupations (16.48%), and office and administrative support (11.66%).

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

Because of many things, Marlboro 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, Marlboro really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Marlboro 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.

One downside of living in Marlboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.05 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.

Even though Marlboro is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Marlboro is a pretty powerful place. 62.45% of the adults in Marlboro have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Marlboro in 2010 was $55,519, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,076 for a family of four.

Marlboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Marlboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marlboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marlboro include Russian, Polish, German, and Irish.

Marlboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.52%.

The most common language spoken in Marlboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.