Marlborough, Connecticut

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Marlborough, Connecticut

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.

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High Points

Marlborough strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 12% Marlborough College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Marlborough, Connecticut

Comparing Marlborough to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5

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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
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Marlborough Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,709 100%
Male 2,850 49.9%
Female 2,859 50.1%
Under 18 1,562 27.4%
18+ 4,147 72.6%
65+ 471 8.3%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.11
White 5,567 97.5%
African-American 44 0.8%
Asian 40 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 15 0.3%
Mixed Race 39 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 1.1%

Estimated Marlborough Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,267
Growth 558
Growth % 9.8%

Marlborough Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.4%
Irish 14.9%
English 11.3%
Polish 8.7%
German 8%
US/American 7.4%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
French Canadian 3.9%
Scottish 2.7%
Swedish 2.2%
Russian 2%
Norwegian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Portuguese 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Iranian 0.6%
Finnish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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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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