Introduction to Marlborough, Massachusetts

Marlborough, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is in the Boston area. There are 36,255 residents in Marlborough.

Marlborough History

Marlborough, also known as Marlboro, was primarily inhabited by the Pennacook Native Americans. Marlborough got its name after the market town in Wiltshire, England. The first urban settlement took place in 1657. The city was officially incorporated in the year 1660. Marlborough was one of the renowned "Praying Indian Towns" because of the widespread impact of Christianity.

Marlborough and nearby Attractions

  • Marlborough Sewage Disposal
  • Millham Water Treatment Plant
  • Boroughs Shopping Plaza
  • Calvary Chapel Middlesex
  • Robin Hill Cemetery
  • Howe Pond

Things To Do In Marlborough

There are a number of renowned historical monuments throughout the Marlborough. The heritage buildings and temples indicate the rich culture of Marlborough. The malls and sports center also attracts tourists.

Marlborough Transportation

Air transportation is provided by Boston Logan International Airport.

Marlborough Higher Education

Framingham State College is one of the renowned colleges in the city of Marlborough.


Total Population 39,141
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 22,412
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,206
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,258
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,744


Median Family Income $82,809
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,142
Median House Value $299,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.8%
Irish 20.9%

Marlborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01752
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.345
Longitude -71.552

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 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 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 (01752)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin 2,917 $100,500
Hudson 15,212 $80,370
Northborough 6,613 $113,525
Southborough 9,869 $177,115
Stow 6,841 $154,256
Westborough 4,061 $102,228

Marlborough Public Libraries

Marlborough Public Library
Marlborough, Massachusetts
(508) 624-6900

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Marlborough Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(508) 481-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marlborough High Schools

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Serves 1,563 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 897 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

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