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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,393
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+9,758
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married62.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.3%
Median Earnings25+$67,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,790

Wealth

Median Family Income$143,484
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,408
Median House Value$611,100

Ancestry

Irish26.6%
English19.2%
Italian12%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.7%
French Except Basque4.9%
Russian4.8%
Scottish4%
Polish3.8%
Canadian3.5%
Dutch1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Greek1.4%
African1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Australian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
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Marblehead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1945
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-70.85

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)

StationMARBLEHEAD
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly41,431$102,244
Danvers27,527$104,293
Lynn93,069$63,332
Peabody52,610$85,700
Salem43,146$83,249
Swampscott14,563$127,146

Marblehead Public Libraries

Abbot Public Library
235 PLEASANT STREET
Marblehead, Massachusetts
(781) 631-9419

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Marblehead Public Schools

Dr Samuel C Eveleth
3 Brook Rd
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3195
Elbridge Gerry
50 Elm Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3185
Primary
Total Enrollment 144
Glover
9 Maple Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3190
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
L H Coffin
1 Turner Rd
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Malcolm L Bell
40 Baldwin Rd
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3170
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Marblehead Community Charter Public School
17 Lime Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 631-0777
Middle
Total Enrollment 230
Marblehead High
2 Humphrey Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1025
Marblehead Veterans Middle School
217 Pleasant Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3120
Middle
Total Enrollment 511
Village School
93 Village Street
ZIP: 1945
(781) 639-3159
Middle
Total Enrollment 700

Marblehead Private Schools

Childrens Workshop Montessori
53 Robert Rd
ZIP: 1945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Cohen Hillel Academy
6 Community Rd
ZIP: 1945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Devereux School
44 Smith St
ZIP: 1945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Tower School
75 W Shore Dr
ZIP: 1945
Elementary
Total Enrollment 283
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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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