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Population in 2012: 106,471 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 

Males: 51,649  (48.5%)
Females: 54,822  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  31.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $76,264 (it was $47,979 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$76,264
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $49,966

Cambridge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $546,800 (it was $331,600 in 2000)
Cambridge:

$546,800
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $728,734; Detached houses: $1,191,942; Townhouses or other attached units: $774,274; In 2-unit structures: $619,796; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $504,646; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $491,830

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,576.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142.

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  • White alone - 71,253 (66.9%)
  • Asian alone - 12,199 (11.5%)
  • Black alone - 11,663 (11.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7,461 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3,178 (3.0%)
  • Other race alone - 525 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 130 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 46 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cambridge: 145.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (11.2%), English (8.8%), German (8.0%), Italian (7.1%), Polish (3.7%), Subsaharan African (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 6.43 square miles.

Population density: 16,562 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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For population 25 years and over in Cambridge:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 44.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cambridge city:

  • Never married: 55.4%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

28,773 residents are foreign born (8.5% Asia, 6.7% Europe, 5.9% Latin America, 3.4% Africa).

This city:  26.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Cambridge, Massachusetts as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cambridge to the number of sex offenders is 8,190 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,805 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,493 (0.6%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (185.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Latitude: 42.37 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +63,478 (+59.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 27,012 (45.0%)

Area codes: 617, 857, 508

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Crime rates in Cambridge by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1163032022051
per 100,000 1.01.05.82.90.03.02.00.02.01.90.04.70.9
Rapes 1115117121811121421222420
per 100,000 11.514.710.76.911.817.910.911.913.820.420.322.718.7
Robberies 186181195229245239208148155179171152135
per 100,000 194.6177.7190.0224.7241.8237.8206.5146.3152.9174.0157.8143.7126.2
Assaults 322273285274246234237261243295283298275
per 100,000 337.0268.1277.7268.9242.8232.9235.3258.0239.7286.8261.2281.7257.1
Burglaries 552688720651724623684662396434483539502
per 100,000 577.6675.6701.7638.9714.6619.9679.0654.4390.7421.9445.8509.4469.2
Thefts 2,8202,7402,6642,3892,6542,3962,3762,7182,5002,5242,5692,4652,482
per 100,000 2951.02690.62596.22344.52619.42384.32358.62686.82466.42453.72370.92329.82320.0
Auto thefts 498518425410438290223236242191180155107
per 100,000 521.1508.7414.2402.4432.3288.6221.4233.3238.7185.7166.1146.5100.0
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9106888
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8.99.95.87.47.67.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 318.3298.5301.0286.2302.0283.2265.5261.4239.7257.0240.8252.6226.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 308 (276 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,503 (+5.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cambridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 15% 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 slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 Cambridge 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
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from Cambridge center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cambridge topographic map

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.

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

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/medical centers in Cambridge:

  • NORTHEAST CAMBRIDGE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 799 CONCORD AVENUE)
  • CAMBRIDGE VNA (Home Health Center, 185 ALEWIFE BROOK PARWAY - SUITE 206)
  • CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1493 CAMBRIDGE STREET)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERV-STILLMAN INFIRMARY (Hospital, 75 MOUNT AUBURN STREET)
  • MOUNT AUBURN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 330 MOUNT AUBURN STREET)
  • OTIS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 85 OTIS ST)
  • CAMBRIDGE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 8 DANA STREET)
  • CANTABRIDGIA HEALTH CARE NSG FAC (Nursing Home, 195 PROSPECT STREET)
  • COREY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 1 RUSSELL STREET)
  • HARVARD MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 273 HARVARD ST)
  • JANE ELIZABETH HOUSE NSG HOME (Nursing Home, 6 PRENTISS ST)
  • MAYOR MICHAEL J NEVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, 650 CONCORD AVE)
  • NEVILLE CENTER AT FRESH POND FOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 640 CONCORD AVENUE)
  • SANCTA MARIA NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, 799 CONCORD AVENUE)
  • VERNON HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 8 DANA ST)
  • YOUVILLE HEALTHCARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 1575 CAMBRIDGE STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Cambridge, MA

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.

Local government website: www.ci.cambridge.ma.us

Colleges/Universities in Cambridge:

  • Harvard University (Full-time enrollment: 19,967; Location: Massachusetts Hall; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.harvard.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 10,223; Location: 77 Massachusetts Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: web.mit.edu/student/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lesley University (FT enrollment: 2,588; Location: 29 Everett St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lesley.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Cambridge College (FT enrollment: 2,412; Location: 1000 Massachusetts Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cambridgecollege.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (FT enrollment: 624; Location: 215 First St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chefs.edu/boston)
  • Longy School of Music (FT enrollment: 183; Location: One Follen St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.longy.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Episcopal Divinity School (FT enrollment: 54; 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: 25,745)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,767)
  • Berklee College of Music (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,800)
  • Tufts University (about 3 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,397)
  • Simmons College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • Northeastern University (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 20,344)
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,970)

Public high school in Cambridge:

Private high schools in Cambridge:

  • BUCKINGHAM BROWNE & NICHOLS SCHOOL (Students: 968; Location: 80 GERRYS LANDING RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON (Students: 533; Location: 45 MATIGNON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MATIGNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 1 MATIGNON RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NORTH CAMBRIDGE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 40 NORRIS ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FARR JAMES F INC (Students: 30; Location: 71 PEARL ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • JAMES F FARR ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 71 PEARL ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • CASTLE SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 298 HARVARD ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Cambridge:

Private elementary/middle schools in Cambridge:

  • SHADY HILL SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 178 COOLIDGE HILL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 5 CADBURY RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CAMBRIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 161 GARDEN ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • FAYERWEATHER STREET SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 765 CONCORD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 96 CONCORD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BOSTON ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR SCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 29 MT AUBURN ST; Grades: 5 - 8; Boys only)
  • THE HENRY BUCKNER SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 85 BISHOP ALLEN DR; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Cambridge, School District: 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)

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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

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).

 
Middlesex 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
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.43
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.332. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.332
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.4
U.S.:

22.1

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

CAMBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 101355, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 51 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cambridge, MA

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

Cambridge compared to Massachusetts state average:

Cambridge, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139 , Phone: (617) 492-1234, Fax: (617) 491-6906
  • Boston Marriott Cambridge, 2 Cambridge CTR, Cambridge, MA 02142 , Phone: (877) 901-2080, Fax: (617) 494-6565
  • Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 , Phone: (617) 806-4200, Fax: (617) 806-4232
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138 , Phone: (617) 547-4800, Fax: (617) 234-1302
  • The Inn At Harvard, 1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 , Phone: (617) 491-2222, Fax: (617) 491-6520
  • Susse Chalet Cambridge, 211 Concord Tpke, Cambridge, MA 02140 , Phone: (617) 661-7800
  • Courtyard By Marriott Boston-Cambridge, 777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139 , Phone: (617) 492-7777, Fax: (617) 492-6038
  • Le Meridien Cambridge, 20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA 02139 , Phone: (617) 577-0200, Fax: (617) 494-8366
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cambridge travel time to work - commute


Cambridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 73$415,485$68,29911$30,663
Other Government Administration 45$247,746$66,06626$57,113
Judicial and Legal 9$60,533$80,7110$0
Police Protection - Officers 252$1,929,748$91,8930$0
Police - Other 65$262,263$48,4184$4,972
Firefighters 272$1,610,652$71,0580$0
Fire - Other 8$33,470$50,2050$0
Streets and Highways 101$427,480$50,7902$6,735
Welfare 147$590,703$48,2210$0
Health 3$14,460$57,8400$0
Hospitals 2,669$8,861,080$39,8401,749$5,568,816
Solid Waste Management 59$266,747$54,2542$3,802
Sewerage 15$74,613$59,6900$0
Parks and Recreation 50$272,902$65,4960$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 47$281,921$71,98010$7,049
Natural Resources 1$3,286$39,4320$0
Water Supply 62$303,749$58,7902$2,698
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 994$5,112,242$61,717235$392,384
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 227$1,090,378$57,64173$134,490
Local Libraries 59$271,723$55,26648$58,797
Other and Unallocable 195$955,242$58,78428$65,218
Totals for Government 5,353$23,086,423$51,7542,190$6,332,737

Cambridge government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $2,751,000 ($25.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,382,000 ($22.37)
    General - Other: $638,000 ($5.99)
    Police Protection: $587,000 ($5.51)
    Water Utilities: $121,000 ($1.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($0.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $71,000 ($0.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($0.35)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $670,002,000 ($6292.81)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $140,193,000 ($1316.72)
    General - Other: $68,379,000 ($642.23)
    Police Protection: $30,534,000 ($286.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,030,000 ($206.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,243,000 ($124.38)
    Water Utilities: $8,259,000 ($77.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,390,000 ($50.62)
    Financial Administration: $4,925,000 ($46.26)
    Libraries: $4,536,000 ($42.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,360,000 ($40.95)
    Regular Highways: $4,282,000 ($40.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,478,000 ($32.67)
    Central Staff Services: $2,615,000 ($24.56)
    General Public Buildings: $2,230,000 ($20.94)
    Sewerage: $1,410,000 ($13.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,345,000 ($12.63)
    Parking Facilities: $898,000 ($8.43)
    Public Welfare - Other: $526,000 ($4.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000 ($0.60)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $323,284,000 ($3036.36)
    Corporate Bonds: $174,076,000 ($1634.96)
    Other Investments - Other: $49,736,000 ($467.13)
    Benefit Payments: $33,099,000 ($310.87)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,217,000 ($58.39)
    Withdrawals: $2,941,000 ($27.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,976,000 ($65.52)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,440,000 ($13.52)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($0.34)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($0.26)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $16,261,000 ($152.73)
    Transit Utilities: $7,590,000 ($71.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $27,384,000 ($257.20)
    General - Other: $16,376,000 ($153.81)
    Sewerage: $8,756,000 ($82.24)
    Regular Highways: $8,143,000 ($76.48)
    General Public Building: $3,752,000 ($35.24)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,425,000 ($32.17)
    Water Utilities: $3,317,000 ($31.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $464,259,000 ($4360.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,641,000 ($24.80)

Cambridge government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $474,248,000 ($4454.25)
    Sewerage: $33,834,000 ($317.78)
    All Other: $11,415,000 ($107.21)
    Parking Facilities: $6,381,000 ($59.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,231,000 ($20.95)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $761,000 ($7.15)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $41,000 ($0.39)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $21,000 ($0.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($0.15)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $25,767,000 ($242.01)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,161,000 ($236.32)
    Local Employee Contribution: $17,256,000 ($162.07)
    From Other Governments: $2,207,000 ($20.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $62,032,000 ($582.62)
    All Other: $7,349,000 ($69.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,150,000 ($38.98)
    Education: $1,101,000 ($10.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $15,600,000 ($146.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,784,000 ($148.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,867,000 ($102.07)
    Interest Earnings: $7,539,000 ($70.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,542,000 ($164.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $92,820,000 ($871.79)
    Public Welfare: $64,039,000 ($601.47)
    General Local Government Support: $31,219,000 ($293.22)
    Education: $25,922,000 ($243.47)
    All Other: $9,200,000 ($86.41)
    Highways: $1,527,000 ($14.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,120,000 ($10.52)
    Sewerage: $1,087,000 ($10.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000 ($1.91)
  • Tax - Property: $227,831,000 ($2139.84)
    Other License: $13,704,000 ($128.71)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,312,000 ($68.68)

Cambridge government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $282,702,000 ($2655.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $276,697,000 ($2598.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,710,000 ($635.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,705,000 ($579.55)

Cambridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $74,163,000 ($696.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $68,387,000 ($642.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $279,950,000 ($2629.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $623,000 ($5.85)

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Cambridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 124 meters (407ft)
Total costs: $72,231,000
Total average daily traffic: 571,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 25,144
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 914,888

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cambridge, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cambridge)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cambridge, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 105 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 443 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cambridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 633
  • Hazardous Condition: 729
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Cambridge


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cambridge, MA

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
Businesses in Cambridge, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5LensCrafters1
ALDO3Macy's1
AT&T4Marriott2
Abercrombie & Fitch1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Aeropostale1Men's Wearhouse1
American Eagle Outfitters2Motherhood Maternity2
Ann Taylor3New Balance4
Apple Store1Nike23
Bakers1Old Navy1
Bally Total Fitness1Pac Sun1
Banana Republic1Payless2
Baskin-Robbins2PetSmart1
Bath & Body Works1Pier 1 Imports1
Bebe1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Ben & Jerry's1Quiznos1
Best Western1RadioShack5
Blockbuster1Rite Aid3
Brookstone1Sears1
Budget Car Rental1Sephora1
Burger King2Shaw's3
CVS4Sprint Nextel1
Charlotte Russe1Staples2
Chipotle2Starbucks10
Crate & Barrel1Subway4
DHL2T-Mobile3
Domino's Pizza1T.J.Maxx1
Dunkin Donuts14Taco Bell2
Express1The Cheesecake Factory1
FedEx33Toys"R"Us1
Finish Line1Trader Joe's2
Foot Locker1True Value3
GNC2U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS32
Gap2Urban Outfitters1
H&M1Vans8
H&R Block6Verizon Wireless3
Holiday Inn1Victoria's Secret1
Hollister Co.1Walgreens1
IHOP1Wendy's1
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
Jones New York5Whole Foods Market3
Journeys1YMCA1
KFC1
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Cambridge on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #17 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #33 (02140) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries"
  • #34 (02139) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #35 (02139) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Barbadian first ancestries"
  • #36 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries"
  • #38 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries"
  • #48 (02141) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cape Verdean first ancestries"
  • #48 (02141) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #51 (02140) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Haitian first ancestries"
  • #58 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bulgarian first ancestries"
  • #84 (02139) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #92 (02141) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Brazilian first ancestries"
  • #96 (02142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Adam Soroca (265)
  • Jorey Ramer (201)
  • Edward S. Boyden (178)
  • Jinyun Zhang (93)
  • Erez Lieberman (82)
  • Guillermo J. Tearney (76)
  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (74)
  • Muthiah Manoharan (65)
  • Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev (57)
  • Moungi G. Bawendi (55)

Total of 9425 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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