Introduction to Marlborough, Connecticut

Marlborough, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 10 miles S of Manchester, Connecticut and 87 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area. There are 5,709 residents in Marlborough.

Marlborough History

The community of Marlborough developed around the crossroads of the Hockanum Path and Monhege Trail, which took travelers from Hartford to New London. The birth of the town can be traced to 1747, when William Buell and Joel Foote decided to form an Ecclesiastical Society in the region. The First Congregational Church was built in 1803, and the town of Marlborough was incorporated in October of the same year. It was formed from parts of Hebron, Glastonbury and Colchester. According to some sources, it was named in honor of the Duke of Marlborough. However, other sources state that the name was inspired by Marlborough, a borough of Wilshire, England.

Marlborough and nearby Attractions

  • Old Manchester Museum
  • Buttolph-Williams House
  • Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Salmon River State Forest
  • Wharton Brook State Park

Things To Do In Marlborough

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, the Old Manchester Museum, the Mark Twain House, the Buttolph-Williams House and the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame are all accessible from Marlborough. At the 84-acre Hurd State Park, visitors can enjoy camping, rock climbing, picnicking, fishing and mountain biking. The Copernican Observatory & Planetarium and the International Skating Center of Connecticut are some other popular local attractions.

Marlborough Transportation

Bradley International is the closest major airport.

Marlborough Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University.


Total Population 6,439
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,244
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 68.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $115,648
% Above Poverty Level 98.9%
% Below Poverty Level 1.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 11.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,132
Median House Value $295,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 16.2%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marlborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles S of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06447
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.631
Longitude -72.46

Marlborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marlborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marlboro (06447)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Marlborough Public Libraries

Richmond Memorial Library
Marlborough, Connecticut
(860) 295-6210
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