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"Birthplace of the American Navy"
Marblehead is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named by settlers who mistook granite deposits for marble.
The latitude of Marblehead is 42.5N. The longitude is -70.858W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,377.
A smallpox epidemic in 1730 devastated the town, killing most of its board of selectmen.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marblehead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01945 ZIP code.
8% of Marblehead residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marblehead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marblehead was $46,738, compared with $21,587 nationally.
61% of Marblehead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Marblehead include Marblehead Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Marblehead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $825. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,816.
Libraries in Marblehead include Abbot Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marblehead include Marblehead Reporter
The average commute time for Marblehead workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marblehead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Marblehead include Marblehead Inn.
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