Marblehead, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Marblehead, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Marblehead Census Designated Place had a population of 20,677 as of July 1, 2018. Marblehead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marblehead is located at latitude 42.5001 and longitude -70.8578 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Marblehead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 15.2 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Marblehead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378158) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Marblehead Census Designated Place is located within Town of Marblehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marblehead: Marble Harbor.

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Marblehead, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,677
Population in Households 20,545
Population in Familes 17,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 4,714
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $119,829
Average Household Income $168,149
Per Capita Income $68,654


Total Housing Units 9,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,531 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,895 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 625 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $683,766
Average Home Value $819,002


Total Households 8,426
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,623
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.54%
Households 0.41% 0.5%
Families 0.34% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Marblehead, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marblehead to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 74th
Population Density # 27 89th
Diversity Index # 163 34th
Median Household Income # 20 92nd
Per Capita Income # 17 93rd

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