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Cambridge city, Massachusetts

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Cambridge city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 118,927
People
Population
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
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.3%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
16.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
4.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,967
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 28.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 35.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $719,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $2,664
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $856
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $2,071
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 46,184
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.14
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 74.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 33.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 77.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 4.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
2.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 69.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 67.1%
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
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $95,404
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,685
Persons in poverty, percent
13.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 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 16,470.2
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.

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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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