Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 113,630 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.1%
 
Males: 56,984  (50.1%)
Females: 56,646  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142.

Cambridge Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $97,316 (it was $47,979 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$97,316
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $56,199 (it was $31,156 in 2000)

Cambridge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $773,200 (it was $331,600 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$773,200
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $922,538; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: $754,277; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $706,664; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $695,691

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,102.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cambridge: 151.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cambridge, MA (2017)
    • 70,27461.8%White alone
    • 18,84116.6%Asian alone
    • 11,0489.7%Black alone
    • 9,5968.4%Hispanic
    • 3,1322.8%Two or more races
    • 6250.6%Other race alone
    • 870.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 280.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Cambridge, Massachusetts as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cambridge is 4,610 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cambridge by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(3.0)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.0)
2
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(4.7)
1
(0.9)
2
(1.9)
1
(0.9)
3
(2.7)
2
(1.8)
2
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(17.9)
11
(10.9)
12
(11.9)
14
(13.8)
21
(20.4)
22
(20.3)
24
(22.7)
20
(18.7)
24
(22.4)
22
(20.3)
24
(21.6)
28
(25.2)
17
(15.2)
27
(23.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
239
(237.8)
208
(206.5)
148
(146.3)
155
(152.9)
179
(174.0)
171
(157.8)
152
(143.7)
135
(126.2)
114
(106.3)
90
(83.2)
82
(73.9)
76
(68.4)
101
(90.4)
102
(88.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
234
(232.9)
237
(235.3)
261
(258.0)
243
(239.7)
295
(286.8)
283
(261.2)
298
(281.7)
275
(257.1)
221
(206.0)
188
(173.8)
219
(197.4)
188
(169.3)
193
(172.8)
210
(182.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
623
(619.9)
684
(679.0)
662
(654.4)
396
(390.7)
434
(421.9)
483
(445.8)
539
(509.4)
502
(469.2)
401
(373.8)
291
(268.9)
436
(393.0)
326
(293.6)
252
(225.6)
255
(222.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,396
(2,384)
2,376
(2,359)
2,718
(2,687)
2,500
(2,466)
2,524
(2,454)
2,569
(2,371)
2,465
(2,330)
2,482
(2,320)
2,402
(2,239)
2,187
(2,021)
2,059
(1,856)
1,924
(1,733)
1,685
(1,508)
1,704
(1,483)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
290
(288.6)
223
(221.4)
236
(233.3)
242
(238.7)
191
(185.7)
180
(166.1)
155
(146.5)
107
(100.0)
104
(96.9)
129
(119.2)
121
(109.1)
119
(107.2)
94
(84.1)
109
(94.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A9
(8.9)
10
(9.9)
6
(5.8)
8
(7.4)
8
(7.6)
8
(7.5)
10
(9.3)
5
(4.6)
4
(3.6)
6
(5.4)
3
(2.7)
7
(6.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)300.1281.3276.9253.9272.3255.1267.6239.7218.2187.0194.8176.6160.3164.5

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City-data.com crime index in Cambridge, MA

Crime rate in Cambridge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 320 (277 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (6.5%), European (5.7%), Italian (4.3%), American (3.6%), Haitian (3.4%), German (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 6.43 square miles.

Population density: 17,675 people per square mile   (very high).

Cambridge, Massachusetts map

33,137 residents are foreign born (8.3% Asia, 6.9% Europe, 6.2% Latin America).

This city:

29.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,890 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,703 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (3.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (177.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Somerville, MA (1.1 miles ),
Medford, MA (1.8 miles ),
Brookline, MA (1.8 miles ),
Belmont, MA (1.9 miles ),
Watertown, MA (1.9 miles ),
Boston, MA (1.9 miles ),
Everett, MA (2.0 miles ),
Arlington, MA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +80,348 (+70.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 27,749 (42.9%)

Area codes: 617, 857, 508

Distribution of median household income in Cambridge, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cambridge, MA in 2017
Cambridge satellite photo by USGS

Cambridge tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $893,500
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $454,100
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $306,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $776,300
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $285,200
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $383,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $800,300
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $658,500
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $1,078,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $1,108,100
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $1,369,300
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $873,400
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $625,900
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $419,700
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2015: 39 buildings, average cost: $292,800
  • 2016: 31 buildings, average cost: $279,400
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $336,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cambridge, MA residents
Average permit cost in Cambridge, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Cambridge, MA
Historical housing units in Cambridge, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +5,503 (+5.7%).
Most common industries in Cambridge, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.8%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.1%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (26.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.1%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.0%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.6%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Cambridge, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (10.4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (2.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (2.4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (14.3%)
  • Computer specialists (11.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Engineers (2.9%)
  • Media and communications workers (2.8%)
  • Top executives (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (2.9%)

Average climate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cambridge, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.231. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.231
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.96
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cambridge-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Cambridge city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cambridge-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from the city 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 81.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cambridge topographic map

Main business address for: SAPIENT CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), ARIAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), FORRESTER RESEARCH INC (SERVICES-ENGINEERING, ACCOUNTING, RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT), ARTISOFT INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), GENZYME CORP (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), TRANSKARYOTIC THERAPIES INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), CURIS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)) and 22 other public companies.

Hospitals in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1493 CAMBRIDGE STREET)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERV-STILLMAN INFIRMARY (75 MOUNT AUBURN STREET)
  • MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 330 MOUNT AUBURN STREET)
  • OTIS HOSPITAL (85 OTIS ST)

Nursing Homes in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (8 DANA STREET)
  • CANTABRIDGIA HEALTH CARE NSG FAC (195 PROSPECT STREET)
  • COREY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (1 RUSSELL STREET)
  • HARVARD MANOR NURSING HOME (273 HARVARD ST)
  • JANE ELIZABETH HOUSE NSG HOME (6 PRENTISS ST)
  • MAYOR MICHAEL J NEVILLE MANOR (650 CONCORD AVE)
  • NEVILLE CENTER AT FRESH POND FOR NURSING AND REHAB (640 CONCORD AVENUE)
  • SANCTA MARIA NURSING FACILITY (799 CONCORD AVENUE)
  • VERNON HALL NURSING HOME (8 DANA ST)
  • YOUVILLE HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (1575 CAMBRIDGE STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Cambridge:

  • NORTHEAST CAMBRIDGE DIALYSIS (799 CONCORD AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE VNA (185 ALEWIFE BROOK PARWAY - SUITE 206)

Amtrak stations near Cambridge:

  • 3 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 3 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 4 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Cambridge:

  • Harvard University (Full-time enrollment: 20,857; Location: Massachusetts Hall; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.harvard.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 13,548; Location: 77 Massachusetts Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: web.mit.edu/student/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lesley University (Full-time enrollment: 4,317; Location: 29 Everett St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lesley.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Cambridge College (Full-time enrollment: 2,782; Location: 1000 Massachusetts Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cambridgecollege.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Hult International Business School (Full-time enrollment: 680; Location: 1 Education Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hult.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge (Full-time enrollment: 655; Location: 215 First St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chefs.edu/boston)
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College (Full-time enrollment: 168; Location: 27 Garden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.longy.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Episcopal Divinity School (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 99 Brattle St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.eds.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cambridge:

  • Boston University (about 2 miles; Boston, MA; Full-time enrollment: 29,780)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Berklee College of Music (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,726)
  • Emerson College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,657)
  • Emmanuel College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Tufts University (about 3 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Simmons College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,048)

Public high schools in Cambridge:

Private high schools in Cambridge:

  • BUCKINGHAM BROWNE & NICHOLS SCHOOL (Students: 1,012, Location: 80 GERRYS LANDING RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • MATIGNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 440, Location: 1 MATIGNON RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • JAMES F FARR ACADEMY (Students: 27, Location: 71 PEARL ST, Grades: 8-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Cambridge:

  • KING OPEN (Students: 486, Location: 850 CAMBRIDGE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • PEABODY (Students: 426, Location: 70 RINDGE AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • GRAHAM AND PARKS (Students: 403, Location: 44 LINNAEAN STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • KENNEDY-LONGFELLOW (Students: 391, Location: 158 SPRING STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • MARIA L. BALDWIN (Students: 366, Location: 28 SACRAMENTO STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • MORSE (Students: 336, Location: 40 GRANITE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • AMIGOS SCHOOL (Students: 315, Location: 15 UPTON STREET, Grades: PK-8)
  • BENJAMIN BANNEKER CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 21 NOTRE DAME AVENUE, Grades: KG-6, Charter school)
  • JOHN M TOBIN (Students: 304, Location: 197 VASSAL LANE, Grades: PK-5)
  • CAMBRIDGEPORT (Students: 274, Location: 89 ELM STREET, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Cambridge:

  • SHADY HILL SCHOOL (Students: 518, Location: 178 COOLIDGE HILL, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 226, Location: 96 CONCORD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CAMBRIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 224, Location: 161 GARDEN ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • FAYERWEATHER STREET SCHOOL (Students: 193, Location: 765 CONCORD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 5 CADBURY RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MALIK ACADEMY/ AL BUSTAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 91, Location: 808 MEMORIAL DR, Grades: PK-5)
  • BOSTON ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR SCHOOL (Students: 42, Location: 29 MOUNT AUBURN ST, Grades: 5-8, Boys only)
  • THE HENRY BUCKNER SCHOOL (Students: 37, Location: 85 BISHOP RICHARD ALLEN DR, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Cambridge

Library in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,275,814; Location: 359 BROADWAY; 339,381 books; 20,458 audio materials; 18,309 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 808 print serial subscriptions; 24 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cambridge: Cutter Square (A), Hoyt Field (B), Harvard Observatory (C), Stop amd Shop Center (D), Acorn Office Park (E), Alumni Swimming Pool (F), Cambridge Office Park (G), Fresh Pond Municipal Golf Course (H), Gold Star Pool (I), Great Court (J), Porter Square Station (K), University Park (L), Charlesgate Yacht Club (M), Fresh Pond Golf Course (N), Agassiz Community Center (O), Aggasiz House (P), Aiken Building (Q), Albany Street Garage (R), Alumni Center (S), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fresh Pond Shopping Center (1), Cambridgeside Galleria Shopping Center (2), Central Plaza Shopping Center (3), Central Square Mall Shopping Center (4), Fresh Pond Mall Shopping Center (5), Porter Square Shopping Center (6), The Atrium Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Cambridge include: SAPIENT CORP (A), ARIAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC (B), ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (C), FORRESTER RESEARCH INC (D), ARTISOFT INC (E), GENZYME CORP (F), TRANSKARYOTIC THERAPIES INC (G), CURIS INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cambridge include: Sacred Heart Parish Church (A), Western Avenue Baptist Church (B), Transcendental Meditation Center (C), Santo Cristo Center (D), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (E), Saint Pauls Catholic Church (F), Saint Marys Orthodox Church (G), Saint Marys Church of the Annunciation Catholic Church (H), Saint James Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belmont Cemetery (1), Cambridge Cemetery (2), Burial Hill Cemetery (3), Old Burying Ground (4), North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blacks Nook (A), Fresh Pond (B), Jerrys Pond (C), Lily Pond (D), Little Fresh Pond (E), Perch Pond (F), Salt Marsh (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Little River (A), Millers River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cambridge include: Hastings Square (1), Jackson Gardens (2), Jefferson Park (3), John A Ahern Field (4), John Bridge Statue (5), John F Kennedy Park (6), John Harvard Statue (7), LaFayette Square (8), Law School Yard (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Magazine Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Art Interactive (Museums; 130 Bishop Richard Allen), Hooper-Lee-Nichols House (Historical Places & Services; 159 Brattle Street), Cambridge Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 159 Brattle Street), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Supreme Judicial Court- Middlesex County (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Law Library), Mount Auburn Cemetery (Botanical Gardens; 580 Mount Auburn St), Harvard Museum of Natural History (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 26 Oxford Street), Museum of Useful Things (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 49 Brattle Street # B), Harvard University - Academic & Administrative Departments- Harvard Art Mus (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 371 Harvard Street Apt 2D), Harvard University -Semitic Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6 Divinity Avenue).

Hotels: Amory Guest House (62 Amory St), Harding House (288 Harvard Street), Boston Marriott (2 Cambridge Ctr), Best Western Homestead (220 Alewife Brook Parkway), Hestia Home Management (369 Columbia Street), Hampton Inn (191 Monsignor Obrien Highway), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (250 Monsignor O'brien Highway), Pallysadoe (575 Memorial Drive), Howard Johnson (777 Memorial Drive).

Courts: Comm Of Mass Dmh Cambridge Court Clinic (40 Thorndike), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Supreme Judicial Court- Middlesex County (Law Library), Cambridge City - Cambridge Housing Authority- Work Force-Newtowne C (119 Windsor Street).

Birthplace of: Cornelius Shea - Labor leader, Bill Everett - Comic book writer-artist, Tip O'Neill - Politician, Charles Peirce, Warren Fales Draper - General, Anne McCaffrey - (born 1926), fantasy author, Joe Kelley - Baseball player, Dane Cook - Actor and comedian, E. E. Cummings, James Russell Lowell - (1819-1891), writer.

Middlesex 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:

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 105,162, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

39.6%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Cambridge in 2010:

  • 15,864 people in college/university student housing
  • 415 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 303 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 277 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 137 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Cambridge in 2000:

  • 13,199 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 415 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 272 people in nursing homes
  • 227 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 207 people in religious group quarters
  • 164 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 79 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Bright Hockey Center. Harvard University.
  • Lavietes Pavilion. Harvard University.

Banks with most branches in Cambridge (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Lechmere Square Branch, Kendall Square Branch, Cambridge Dunkin Donuts, Harvard Square Branch, Central Square-West Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Cambridge Trust Company: Kendall Square Branch, Huron Branch, at 1336 Massachusetts Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue Branch, Mit At University Park Branch. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,275.9 mil, Deposits: $1,129.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Bancorp
  • Cambridge Savings Bank: Https://www.Cambridgesavings.com Bra, Cambridge Street Branch, Porter Square Shopping Center Branch, Central Square Branch, at 1374 Massachusetts Avenue. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $2,316.4 mil, Deposits: $1,902.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Porter Square Branch, 709 Central Square, Harvard Square Financial Center, Kendall Square Branch. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Eastern Bank: Fresh Pond Mall Branch, Central Square Branch, Harvard Square Branch, Kendall Square Branch. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank: Cambridge Branch, Cambridge Branch, Cambridge Branch, at 292 Cambridge Street. Info updated 2007/04/09: Bank assets: $803.6 mil, Deposits: $690.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Central Square Branch at 515 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01; Harvard Square Branch at 1420 Massachusetts Ave, branch established on 2005/08/08. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Harvard Square Branch at 1270 Massachusettes Avenue, branch established on 2010/06/25; Cambridge Fresh Pond Branch at 235 Alewife Brook Parkway, branch established on 2010/01/16. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Cambridge:

Marital status in Cambridge, MA
  • Never married: 58.0%
  • Now married: 32.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Cambridge:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 80.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 50.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cambridge
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Cambridge:

(Cambridge, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Cambridge, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Middlesex County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.6%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.9%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Cambridge:

27.1
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cambridge:

9.3%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cambridge:

28.0%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

63.4%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cambridge, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 2,139$8,383,069$47,0301,101$4,280,285
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,157$7,022,032$72,830173$238,980
Police Protection - Officers 275$2,811,558$122,6860$0
Firefighters 272$1,985,612$87,6010$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 245$1,257,058$61,570163$223,833
Welfare 152$747,401$59,005529$656,638
Other Government Administration 132$921,595$83,78128$79,404
Other and Unallocable 125$726,857$69,7786$16,687
Streets and Highways 96$553,691$69,2115$20,292
Financial Administration 76$546,065$86,22111$28,799
Local Libraries 67$344,166$61,64246$71,924
Water Supply 61$358,488$70,5222$2,790
Solid Waste Management 61$252,026$49,5797$11,979
Parks and Recreation 45$221,017$58,9380$0
Police - Other 40$208,900$62,6704$9,433
Sewerage 17$121,285$85,6130$0
Judicial and Legal 11$91,835$100,1840$0
Fire - Other 6$38,010$76,0200$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$21,603$86,4121$3,419
Totals for Government 4,980$26,612,268$64,1262,076$5,644,463

Cambridge government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $44,395,000 ($390.70)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $22,842,000 ($201.02)
    Hospitals: $21,070,000 ($185.43)
    General - Other: $14,585,000 ($128.36)
    Regular Highways: $9,476,000 ($83.39)
    Water Utilities: $2,861,000 ($25.18)
    General Public Buildings: $1,802,000 ($15.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $613,000 ($5.39)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $580,098,000 ($5105.15)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $192,278,000 ($1692.14)
    General - Other: $77,494,000 ($681.99)
    Police Protection: $34,257,000 ($301.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,384,000 ($232.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,467,000 ($162.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,420,000 ($126.90)
    Water Utilities: $10,597,000 ($93.26)
    Libraries: $7,337,000 ($64.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,323,000 ($55.65)
    Regular Highways: $6,240,000 ($54.92)
    Financial Administration: $5,921,000 ($52.11)
    Central Staff Services: $4,022,000 ($35.40)
    General Public Buildings: $3,536,000 ($31.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,259,000 ($19.88)
    Sewerage: $2,083,000 ($18.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,373,000 ($12.08)
    Parking Facilities: $939,000 ($8.26)
    Public Welfare - Other: $930,000 ($8.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $421,699,000 ($3711.16)
    Corporate Bonds: $216,245,000 ($1903.06)
    Other Investments - Other: $138,212,000 ($1216.33)
    Benefit Payments: $85,791,000 ($755.00)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,624,000 ($75.90)
    Withdrawals: $4,928,000 ($43.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,157,000 ($115.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,897,000 ($16.69)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($0.47)
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000 ($0.44)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $22,639,000 ($199.23)
    Transit Utilities: $9,190,000 ($80.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,862,000 ($42.79)
    Police Protection: $496,000 ($4.37)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $395,000 ($3.48)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $108,000 ($0.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $107,000 ($0.94)
    Water Utilities: $94,000 ($0.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($0.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $296,435,000 ($2608.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $447,000 ($3.93)

Cambridge government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $302,602,000 ($2663.05)
    Sewerage: $48,819,000 ($429.63)
    Parking Facilities: $10,017,000 ($88.15)
    Other: $9,059,000 ($79.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,221,000 ($10.75)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $959,000 ($8.44)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $344,000 ($3.03)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $266,000 ($2.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $2,167,000 ($19.07)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,109,000 ($18.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $73,203,000 ($644.22)
    Other: $8,297,000 ($73.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,080,000 ($9.50)
    Highways: $249,000 ($2.19)
    Education: $178,000 ($1.57)
    Water Utilities: $146,000 ($1.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,303,000 ($99.47)
    Education: $84,000 ($0.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($0.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $10,236,000 ($90.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $9,222,000 ($81.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,711,000 ($15.06)
    Donations From Private Sources: $485,000 ($4.27)
    Special Assessments: $348,000 ($3.06)
    Sale of Property: $26,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,822,000 ($156.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $109,266,000 ($961.59)
    Public Welfare: $75,902,000 ($667.98)
    General Local Government Support: $29,172,000 ($256.73)
    Education: $22,919,000 ($201.70)
    Sewerage: $18,249,000 ($160.60)
    Other: $5,457,000 ($48.02)
    Highways: $3,066,000 ($26.98)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($0.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($0.18)
  • Tax - Property: $361,801,000 ($3184.03)
    Other License: $32,867,000 ($289.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,125,000 ($185.91)

Cambridge government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $410,175,000 ($3609.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $405,757,000 ($3570.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,990,000 ($431.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,572,000 ($392.26)

Cambridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,839,000 ($676.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $256,168,000 ($2254.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $671,908,000 ($5913.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,000 ($1.94)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Cambridge, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5KFC1
ALDO3LensCrafters1
AT&T4Macy's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Marriott2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Men's Wearhouse1
Ann Taylor3Motherhood Maternity2
Apple Store1New Balance4
Bakers1Nike23
Bally Total Fitness1Old Navy1
Banana Republic1Pac Sun1
Baskin-Robbins2Payless2
Bath & Body Works1PetSmart1
Bebe1Pier 1 Imports1
Ben & Jerry's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Best Western1Quiznos1
Blockbuster1RadioShack5
Brookstone1Rite Aid3
Budget Car Rental1Sears1
Burger King2Sephora1
CVS4Shaw's3
Charlotte Russe1Sheraton1
Chipotle2Sprint Nextel1
Crate & Barrel1Staples2
DHL2Starbucks10
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts14T-Mobile3
Express1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx33Taco Bell2
Finish Line1The Cheesecake Factory1
Foot Locker1Toys"R"Us1
GNC2Trader Joe's2
GameStop1True Value3
Gap2U-Haul1
H&M1UPS32
H&R Block6Urban Outfitters1
Hilton1Vans8
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless3
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret1
Honda1Walgreens1
IHOP1Wendy's1
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
Jones New York5Whole Foods Market3
Journeys1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, 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)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cambridge:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Cambridge:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Cambridge: Joseph Xavier Grant.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cambridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 404ft / 123mTotal length
  • $110,420,000Total costs
  • 532,004Total average daily traffic
  • 20,623Total average daily truck traffic
  • 914,888Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cambridge, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cambridge, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cambridge)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Cambridge, MA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 580 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cambridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cambridge)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$407,811831$320,2672,257$325,05393$273,34425$1,798,280236$357,589
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$401,00047$365,213145$351,5596$223,0002$1,475,00013$416,923
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$331,316113$310,381457$350,33326$139,4232$3,050,00086$314,384
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$357,66790$368,289286$333,42310$375,2001$6,000,00031$365,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$268,00023$335,783135$320,5565$73,0000$018$290,778

Detailed mortgage data for all 30 tracts in Cambridge, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$342,93862$322,887
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$356,10012$316,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$304,0777$385,857
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$362,6672$287,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$323,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cambridge, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cambridge, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 805. The highest number of fires - 1,113 took place in 2017, and the least - 483 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cambridge, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (84.3%), and Outside Fires (12.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cambridge, MA
    • 11,52884.3%Structure Fires
    • 1,69112.4%Outside Fires
    • 3402.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1180.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cambridge, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

  • Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 , Phone: (617) 806-4200, Fax: (617) 806-4232
  • The Inn At Harvard, 1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 , Phone: (617) 491-2222, Fax: (617) 491-6520
  • Courtyard By Marriott Boston-Cambridge, 777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 , Phone: (617) 492-7777, Fax: (617) 492-6038
  • Le Meridien Cambridge, 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 , Phone: (617) 577-0200, Fax: (617) 494-8366
  • Charles Hotel, One Bennett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 , Phone: (617) 864-1200, Fax: (617) 661-5053
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 250 Monsignor O'brien Hwy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141 , Phone: (617) 577-7600, Fax: (617) 354-1313
  • Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge, 191 Monsignor O'brien Hwy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141 , Phone: (617) 494-5300, Fax: (617) 494-6569
  • Best Western Hotel Tria, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 , Phone: (617) 491-8000, Fax: (617) 491-4932
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Cambridge, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,36981.6 years
John96474.1 years
Joseph58573.7 years
Margaret54581.5 years
William54174.3 years
Helen44879.9 years
James44473.9 years
George34875.4 years
Catherine34081.4 years
Anna33882.0 years
Most common last names in Cambridge, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan19976.0 years
Murphy17277.4 years
Smith14878.1 years
Johnson12275.3 years
Brown11379.7 years
Mccarthy9476.0 years
Walsh8177.3 years
Mahoney8176.3 years
Williams7876.2 years
Kelley7774.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cambridge, MA
  • 80.9%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cambridge, MA
  • 54.6%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


Cambridge compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Cambridge on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking subway or elevated to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 (02139) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #86 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 1,000+)"
  • #94 (02141) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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