Cambridge, Maine

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Population in 2010: 462.
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 229  (49.6%)
Females: 233  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

48.3 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04923.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,920 (it was $28,516 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$40,920
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,214 (it was $12,624 in 2000)

Cambridge town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,253 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$95,253
ME:

$191,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Cambridge: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Cambridge, ME (2010)
    • 44395.9%White alone
    • 71.5%Two or more races
    • 71.5%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Asian alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

Races in Cambridge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cambridge, Maine as of January 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cambridge is 462 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: English (31.7%), Irish (22.0%), French (18.1%), United States (11.2%), French Canadian (7.9%), Scottish (7.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/08/1834

Elevation: 356 feet

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Cambridge, Maine map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Cambridge town:

0.9% ($481)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (102.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (204.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (366.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Ripley, ME (1.9 miles ),
Harmony, ME (2.5 miles ),
Parkman, ME (2.6 miles ),
Wellington, ME (2.6 miles ),
Dexter, ME (2.8 miles ),
St. Albans, ME (2.8 miles ),
Sangerville, ME (3.0 miles ),
Guilford, ME (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 45.03 N, Longitude: 69.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Cambridge, ME in 2017
Cambridge satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $246,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $246,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cambridge, ME residents
Average permit cost in Cambridge, ME
Most common industries in Cambridge, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Leather & allied products (14.0%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Leather & allied products (14.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Wood products (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Leather & allied products (13.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Cambridge, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Carpenters (9.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Cambridge, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 71.1. This is about average.

City:

71.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Cambridge-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.1 miles away from Cambridge center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 252.7 miles away from Cambridge center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Cambridge center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from Cambridge center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cambridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cambridge:

  • DEXTER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DEXTER, ME)
  • SQUARE ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, ME)
  • SANFIELD REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARTLAND, ME)
  • MAYO REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)
  • HIBBARD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DOVER FOXCROFT, ME)

Airports located in Cambridge:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cambridge:

  • Husson University (about 36 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 39 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 43 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 51 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 98 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 104 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 104 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Cambridge Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Garden Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Cambridge Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snow Brook (A), Jimmy Brook (B), Main Stream Sebasticook River (C), Ferguson Brook (D), Ike Brook (E), Dickey Brook (F), Page Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cambridge and their reported violations in the past:

GLENBURN ELEM SCHOOL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.0%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

11.7%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.7%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Cambridge:

Marital status in Cambridge, ME
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cambridge:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cambridge, ME (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6947
Mainline Protestant3,09428
Evangelical Protestant2,55232
Other5013
None42,387-
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: 13
This county:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Somerset County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Here:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Somerset County:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Somerset County:

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

6.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kennebec County, ME  1.88% ($35,563 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.98% ($30,652)
from Franklin County, ME  0.42% ($28,182)


6.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,633 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kennebec County, ME  1.91% ($35,189 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.95% ($32,551)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.35% ($42,953)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cambridge:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)

Cambridge fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2016 08:21 AM, Sr-150, Guilford Road, Lat: 45.039808, Lon: -69.466200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 2001 02:45 PM, Chandler Hill Road, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 1999 00:30 AM, Dexter Cambridge Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.3mTotal length
  • 2,115Total average daily traffic
  • 104Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,266Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cambridge, ME
  • 78.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.6%Wood
  • 1.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cambridge, ME
  • 65.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.0%Wood
  • 5.0%Other fuel


Cambridge compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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