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Old 03-12-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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i agree but this stat seems kinda' significant:
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%


http://www.city-data.com/city/Cambri...achusetts.html
To be fair, these sorts of stats can be said for many college towns.
I don't know the separation of Bachelor's and Graduate+ degrees but, according to the Census website, the breakdown for Chapel Hill, NC is as follows:
High school or higher: 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.9%

Even some non-university towns in NC's Research Triangle can hold their own:

Cary, NC
High school or higher: 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.2%

Apex, NC
High school or higher: 96.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.8%
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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in 2000 nearly one-tenth of the residents in cambridge have phd's:
most phd's per-capita:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-24.pdf
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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To be fair, these sorts of stats can be said for many college towns.
I don't know the separation of Bachelor's and Graduate+ degrees but, according to the Census website, the breakdown for Chapel Hill, NC is as follows:
High school or higher: 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.9%

Even some non-university towns in NC's Research Triangle can hold their own:

Cary, NC
High school or higher: 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.2%

Apex, NC
High school or higher: 96.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.8%
This is true, but a large number of "college towns" are limited to the local University. Places like Chapel Hill don't have a major economic presence outside of UNC. Oftentimes, the population is very highly educated because they work at, or are somehow associated with, the university. As I showed in my previous post, while Cambridge certainly has this, the effect goes far beyond the Harvard & MIT campuses.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Cambridge is Pharma Row.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The City
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Cambridge is Pharma Row.
Bio row

Pharma does not truly equal Bio but Cambridge has become quite the research center. Not as much commercially - that would be Philly to NYC where there still remains a large majority of commercial operitions even for the Biologic products - marketing, sales etc.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Bio row

Pharma does not truly equal Bio but Cambridge has become quite the research center. Not as much commercially - that would be Philly to NYC where there still remains a large majority of commercial operitions even for the Biologic products - marketing, sales etc.
Yea, it seems Cambridge has become Ground Zero for private & public medical research, even if the majority of other operations of Bio/Pharma companies are taking place elsewhere.
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