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Cambridge city, Massachusetts

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Table

Cambridge city, Massachusetts
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
117,090
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
117,090
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
117,779
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 118,403
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 105,162
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
17.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
5.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,731
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 29.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 34.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $843,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,799
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $890
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $2,293
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 47,449
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.13
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 72.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 34.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 90.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 79.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 69.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.0%
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 retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,366,450
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,834
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $107,490
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $61,036
Persons in poverty, percent
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 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
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 16,469.1
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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