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Welcome to Marlborough ...

The city of Marlborough is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marlborough has a population of 39,604 people<2> (see below for details).

Marlborough was settled in 1657.

The community of Marlborough is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Marlborough lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Marlborough: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP code for Marlborough: 01752<5>

Websites for Marlborough ...

Official Website:   www.marlborough-ma.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.marlboroughchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marlborough had an population of 39,604 people. This is an increase of 2.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marlborough had a population of 38,499 people. This makes Marlborough the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Marlborough represents 0.59% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,499 people, the population of Marlborough increased 6.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 36,255 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marlborough.

Communities Also Named Marlborough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Marlborough - they are located in Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri (2), New Hampshire and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Marlborough.

Communities near Marlborough ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marlborough.

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Marlborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Marlborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Marlborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Marlborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
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      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Marlborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Marlborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Marlborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Marlborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Marlborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • Watertown [Middlesex County]
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      • Watertown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Marlborough
      • Estimated population in 2015: 34,319 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marlborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marlborough.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marlborough. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marlborough.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marlborough. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marlborough.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marlborough ...

Looking for more information about Marlborough? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Marlborough, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Marlborough.

Adding Marlborough to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marlborough in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Marlborough was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Marlborough on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marlborough: www.marlborough-ma.gov/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marlborough.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marlborough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Marlborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marlborough or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marlborough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marlborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarlboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marlborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3472, Longitude: -71.5457    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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