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Cambridge, MA: What you need to know

Landing on the Top 100 Best Places to Live list for three straight years, Cambridge is a base for tech firms and a cultural center in the Northeast, and the city houses both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Amenities in this historic New England community include multiple parks, outstanding medical facilities, a diverse range of home options and a thriving entertainment scene with more than 25 nightspots.

Cambridge, MA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 107,916
Median Age 31
Median Household Income $79,416
Median Home Price $581,700
Walkscore 87

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Cambridge, MA Demographics

Median Population in Cambridge, MA

Median Age 30.5%
Age 18 Over 88.2%
Age 21 Over 78.7%
Age 62 Over 13.4%
Age 65 Over 10.7%

Race in Cambridge, MA

  Ethnicity White 67.7%
  Ethnicity Black 10.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 15%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 8%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 2.2%

Population By Gender in Cambridge, MA

  Male 48.4%
  Female 51.6%

Language in Cambridge, MA

  English Only 68%
  English Other 32%

Economics in Cambridge, MA

  Median Household Income $79,416
  Median Home Price $581,700
  Homes Owned 62.9%
  Homes Rent 37.1%
  Median Property Rent $1,686

 
COMMUTE TIME: 25.1 MINUTES
in Cambridge, MA

Commute Types in Cambridge, MA

  Walked 23.8%
  Worked at Home 7.4%
  Public Transportation 28.6%
  Other Means 8%
  Drove Alone 28.4%
  Carpooled 3.8%

87/100
WALK SCORE
for Cambridge, MA

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 68
In Cambridge, MA

 
2.5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Cambridge, MA