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Population in 2014: 177 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 84  (47.5%)
Females: 93  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 40220

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,428 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$56,428
KY:

$46,659

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,555 (it was $22,649 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $166,848 (it was $107,600 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$166,848
KY:

$135,600

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $166,400; Detached houses: $177,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,901

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,266.

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    Cambridge races chart
    • 15990.9%White alone
    • 95.1%Hispanic
    • 42.3%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cambridge: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (47.6%), German (26.8%), English (2.4%), Irish (2.4%), European (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/21/1953

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 2,866 people per square mile   (average).

Cambridge, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Cambridge:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cambridge city:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

5 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
Kentucky:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,429 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,174 (0.7%)

Cambridge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (7.2 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (273.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lincolnshire, KY (0.5 miles) , Houston Acres, KY (0.6 miles ), St. Regis Park, KY (0.7 miles ), Meadowview Estates, KY (1.0 miles ), Hurstbourne Acres, KY (1.2 miles ), Hurstbourne, KY (1.4 miles ), Springlee, KY (1.4 miles ), Forest Hills, KY (1.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 85.62 W

Cambridge household income distribution Cambridge home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-1.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)

Average climate in Cambridge, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cambridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Cambridge city center killed 3 people and injured 225 people.

On 5/28/1996, a category F4 tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cambridge-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from Cambridge center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 129.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Cambridge center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Explosion: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cambridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cambridge:

  • CHRISTOPHER EAST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • REGIS WOODS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • HURSTBOURNE CARE CENTRE AT STONY BROOK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HILLCREEK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • TEN BROECK DUPONT INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • FMC - SUBURBAN (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • NORTON SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LOUISVILLE, KY)

Amtrak station near Cambridge:

  • 10 miles: LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSONVILLE (JEFFERSONVILLE, 500 WILLINGER LANE) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cambridge:

  • Sullivan University (about 3 miles; Louisville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,129)
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (about 5 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Bellarmine University (about 5 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 8 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • University of Louisville (about 8 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Indiana University-Southeast (about 14 miles; New Albany, IN; FT enrollment: 5,050)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)

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Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 93.1. This is worse than average.

City:

93.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.299. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.299
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.6%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.2%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Kentucky average:

11.9

Cambridge travel time to work - commute Cambridge mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cambridge city (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant180,149384
Catholic120,62060
Mainline Protestant48,598129
Black Protestant35,30570
Other19,94758
Orthodox1,1803
None335,297-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 127
Jefferson County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Jefferson County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 195
Jefferson County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 486
Here:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cambridge:

8.5%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cambridge:

28.3%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Cambridge:

58.1%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cambridge, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$51
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 0$0 2$102

Cambridge government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($96.05)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($56.50)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($28.25)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($96.05)

Cambridge government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($16.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($16.95)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($84.75)
    NEC: $8,000 ($45.20)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($5.65)

Cambridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($463.28)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bullitt County, KY  0.35% ($29,686 average AGI)
from Clark County, IN  0.22% ($30,657)
from Oldham County, KY  0.21% ($42,733)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($536 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.04%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bullitt County, KY  0.40% ($34,667 average AGI)
to Clark County, IN  0.25% ($31,384)
to Oldham County, KY  0.23% ($66,295)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WGTK (970 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFIA (900 AM; 1 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDRD (680 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURG, KY; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLOU (1350 AM; 2 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTMT (620 AM; 1 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: JEFFERSON B/CASTING CMPANY, INC.)
  • WAVG (1450 AM; 1 kW; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: SUNNYSIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXLN (1570 AM; 2 kW; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WMJM (101.3 FM; JEFFERSONTOWN, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WTFX-FM (100.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFPL (89.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKA (103.1 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPTI (103.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAMZ (97.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFPK (91.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WUOL-FM (90.5 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WDJX (99.7 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WXMA (102.3 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WVEZ (106.9 FM; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WSFR (107.7 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQMF (95.7 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRS (105.1 FM; SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • W284AD (104.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • W216BM (91.1 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFIA-FM (94.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, IN; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WJZL (93.1 FM; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cambridge:

  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVHF-LP (Channel 5; JEFFERSONVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WAVE (Channel 3; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBXV-CA (Channel 13; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHAS-TV (Channel 11; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: BELO KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WDRB (Channel 41; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WFTE (Channel 58; SALEM, IN; Owner: INDEPENDENCE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLKY-TV (Channel 32; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WLKY HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJYL-CA (Channel 45; CLARKSVILLE, IN; Owner: JOHN W. SMITH, JR.)
  • WKPC-TV (Channel 15; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUC'L. TV)
  • WKMJ-TV (Channel 68; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBNA (Channel 21; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W50CI (Channel 50; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$136,7102$100,3656$104,922
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$123,110
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$158,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$66,440

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$139,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (34%)

Cambridge compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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