Marlborough –  Welcome to the suburbs. The westernmost point in our study group, Marlborough is a commuter town that may be somewhat densely populated by researchers’ standards but looks nothing like it – compared to Boston, or Revere or Lynn. Marlborough is a bedroom community for folks who want to live outside of the “city,” and because of its proximity to I-495 and I-90 have still just a 45-minute drive into Boston. The nearest access to the  T is in Framingham about 8 miles southeast.

Ministry Match

Marlborough operates at a slower pace than the “city.” People here are in their 30s and 40s. Some 60+ percent own their homes and bought those homes in the 1990s or early 2000s. The church planter for this area should have some shared experiences with folks whose homes range in value from $300K and up…  The church planter for this area should not be in a huge hurry to “launch” but interested more in moving into the area and just living out the gospel long enough to earn the right and the respect of the community.

Census Highlights
  • Population – 38,000
  • Household mean income – $93,000
  • Average age – 39
  • College degree – 36 percent
  • White – 81 percent
  • Asian – 6.2 percent (fastest growing segment)
  • SBC churches – 1, Brazilian
Get the US Census Data
  • Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
PreceptGroup Reports

First View 2010 for Zip 01752 – Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and Place, Faces of Diversity, Community Issues, and Faith Preferences.

Other Links
Moving to Marlborough

There are a number of multi-family rental communities in town. Rents for 2BR+ apartments start around $1,500 per month.