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Cambridge city, Massachusetts

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Cambridge city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 118,927
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 118,927
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 105,148
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 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, 2015-2019 1,841
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 28.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 34.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $768,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,732
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $858
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $2,221
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 46,835
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.13
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 73.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 33.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 79.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 4.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.1%
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+, 2015-2019 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $103,154
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $58,724
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 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
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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