Marlborough, Massachusetts

According to fun-wiki, Marlborough, Massachusetts is a city located in Middlesex County, about 25 miles west of Boston. It is the fourth largest city in the state, with a population of around 38,000 people. The city covers an area of 18.7 square miles and is known for its strong industry and commercial development.

Marlborough was first settled in 1660 and was part of Sudbury until it was incorporated as a town in 1660. In 1711, Marlborough was officially incorporated as a city. The city grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution due to its proximity to Boston and the many factories that were built there. In the 19th century, Marlborough became well known for its shoe manufacturing industry. Today, Marlborough is home to many large corporations including EMC Corporation and Quest Diagnostics.

Marlborough has a long history of being a very diverse community with people from all walks of life living there. The city has a large population of immigrants from various countries such as Brazil, India, China and Portugal. This diversity is reflected in the many festivals held in Marlborough throughout the year such as Brazilfest and IndiaFest which celebrate different cultures from around the world.

The city also has several educational institutions including Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School which provides vocational education for students interested in careers related to technology or health care; Framingham State University’s satellite campus; and two private schools РAdvanced Math & Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) and Marlboro College Prep School (MCPS).

In terms of recreation, Marlborough offers plenty of options for residents to enjoy their leisure time outdoors or indoors – from hiking trails at Fort Meadow Reservoir to swimming pools at New England Sports Center; sports fields at Whitcomb Middle School; playgrounds at Memorial Beach Park; bike trails along Assabet River Rail Trail; golf courses at Juniper Hill Golf Course & Country Club; ice skating rinks at Navin Rink & Arena; bowling alleys at Splitsville Lanes & Games; movie theaters at Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place; museums like Morse Institute Library Museum & Music Hall; art galleries like Artspace Maynard Fine Art Gallery and more!

According to growtheology, Marlborough is an excellent place to live with plenty of economic opportunities thanks to its strong industrial base as well as diverse cultural offerings that make it an attractive destination for all types of people looking for a place to call home.

Population: 36,255. Estimated population in July 2020: 37,444 (+3.3% change)
Males: 17,869 (49.3%), Females: 18,386 (50.7%)

Middlesex County

Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $56,879
Median house value: $190,600

Races in Marlborough:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.9%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Other race (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • Chinese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (23.3%), Italian (16.4%), English (12.6%), French (9.2%), German (7.3%), French Canadian (6.2%).

Elevation: 450 feet

Land area: 21.1 square miles

Marlborough, Massachusetts


For population 25 years and over in Marlborough

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marlborough city

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

16.2% Foreign born (8.0% Latin America, 4.0% Asia, 2.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,425 (+13.9%).


Hospital/medical center in Marlborough:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Marlborough:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marlborough:

  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 20 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 23 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 38 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Marlborough:

  • MARLBORO (about 4 miles; MARLBORO, MA; Abbreviation: 9B1)
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 8 miles; STOW, MA; Abbreviation: 6B6)
  • SHIRLEY (about 14 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; Abbreviation: 9B4)

Amtrak stations near Marlborough:

  • 11 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Marlborough:


Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marlborough:

  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,185)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,444)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,359)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,938)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 20 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)


Public high schools in Marlborough:

  • MARLBOROUGH HIGH (Students: 1,563; Location: 431 BOLTON STREET; Grades: 08 – 12)
  • ASSABET VALLEY VOC H S (Students: 897; Location: 215 FITCHBURG STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Marlborough:

  • WAYSIDE ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: 31 MAIN STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Marlborough:

  • MARLBOROUGH MIDDLE (Students: 794; Location: 25 UNION STREET; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • INTERMEDIATE ELEMENTARY (Students: 790; Location: 25 UNION STREET; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • CHARLES JAWOREK SCHOOL (Students: 608; Location: 444 HOSMER STREET; Grades: KG – 03)
  • FRANCIS J KANE (Students: 475; Location: 520 FARM RD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • RICHER (Students: 472; Location: 80 FOLEY RD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 149; Location: 25 UNION STREET; Grades: PK – PK)

Private primary/middle schools in Marlborough:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 25 WASHINGTON CT; Grades: PK – 8)
  • THE COTTAGE CHILDREN’S CENTER (Students: 105; Location: 197 UNION STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HILLSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: ROBIN HILL ROAD; Grades: 5 – 9; Boys only)
  • NEXT GENERATION CHLDRNS CTR (Students: 76; Location: 201 CEDAR HILL STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ST ANNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 720 BOSTON POST ROAD EAST; Grades: PK – KG)


Library in Marlborough:

  • MARLBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $827,564; Location: 35 WEST MAIN ST.; 117,128 books; 3,947 audio materials; 3,714 video materials; 300 serial subscriptions)