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Overview

Introduction to Marblehead, Massachusetts

Marblehead, Massachusetts is 6 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts and 14 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Essex county. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Marblehead History

Marblehead was first inhabited by the planters of Salem. The city was primarily inhabited by Indians until a smallpox epidemic killed most of them. The town was called Marblehead by settlers who mistook the granite ledges along the river shore for marbles. The old inhabitants of Marblehead were involved in the American Revolutionary Freedom Movement.

Marblehead and nearby Attractions

  • Devereux Beach
  • Herreshoff Castle
  • Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Driftwood
  • Fort Sewall
  • Pleon Yacht Club

Things To Do In Marblehead

Marblehead is an interesting tourist place where people can view the excellent museums and heritage monuments in and around the area. One can find ample pleasure while exploring the wildlife sanctuaries of Marblehead. The parks and art galleries are indeed a marvel of the city and offer hours of entertainment to visitors and residents alike.

Marblehead Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the city.

People

Total Population 20,270
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,937
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 62.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,711
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 10.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,242
Median House Value $570,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 20.5%
Irish 26.8%

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

Marblehead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01945
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.511
Longitude -70.858

Marblehead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MARBLEHEAD
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mhead (01945)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 40,670 $95,632
Danvers 27,400 $98,043
Lynn 91,626 $58,415
Peabody 52,065 $82,298
Salem 42,499 $71,393
Swampscott 14,036 $121,661

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

Marblehead Public Libraries

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Abbot Public Library
235 PLEASANT ST.
Marblehead, Massachusetts
(781) 631-1480

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Marblehead High Schools

MARBLEHEAD HIGH
2 HUMPHREY STREET
781-639-3100
Serves 934 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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Historic Marblehead

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Old Powder House between 1900 and 1906

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Old Powder House between 1900 and 1906

Tucker's wharf c1901.

Abbott Hall c1906.

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