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Cambridge city, Massachusetts

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Cambridge city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 118,977
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 118,977
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 105,176
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 105,162
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,890
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 28.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 36.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $670,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,570
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $811
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,880
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 44,234
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.12
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 75.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 32.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 84.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 76.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 69.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 784,162
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,491,383
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 464,625
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,696,928
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,366,450
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,834
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $89,145
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $52,552
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 13,156
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,049
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,783
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,527
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,581
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,034
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 11,144
Population per square mile, 2010 16,470.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 6.39
FIPS Code 2511000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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