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Area: 0.025 square miles

Population: 19,956

Population density:
Central Square:

791,041 people per square mile
Cambridge:

17,211 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Central Square in Cambridge, MA neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Central Square in Cambridge, MA
Races in Central Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Household income distribution in 2013 in Central Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Median household income in 2016:
Central Square:

$82,238
Cambridge:

$86,657

Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Central Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA

Median rent in 2016:
Central Square:

$1,713
Cambridge:

$1,908

Zip codes: 02139.

Males:

10,425
Females:

9,978
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

31.0 years
Whole city:

29.6 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

33.9 years
Whole city:

30.9 years

Average household size:
Central Square:

4.5 people
Cambridge:

2.1 people

Percentage of family households:
Central Square:

29.7%
Cambridge:

31.3%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

27.1%
Cambridge:

30.7%

Percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households):
Central Square:

31.5%
Cambridge:

26.3%

Percentage of single-mother households (among all households):
Central Square:

15.1%
Cambridge:

7.7%

Percentage of never married males 15 years old and over:
Central Square:

34.1%
Cambridge:

29.2%

Percentage of never married females 15 years old and over:
Central Square:

29.2%
city:

29.0%

Percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all:
Central Square:

2.2%
Cambridge:

2.5%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

31.1%
Cambridge:

29.6%

Percentage of people born in another U.S. state:
Central Square:

41.1%
Cambridge:

35.7%

Percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S.:
Here:

2.5%
city:

2.2%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

25.3%
Cambridge:

32.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

Rooms in owner-occupied houses/condos in Central Square:

  • 1 room: 187
  • 2 rooms: 312
  • 3 rooms: 624
  • 4 rooms: 616
  • 5 rooms: 690
  • 6 rooms: 575
  • 7 rooms: 346
  • 8 rooms: 404
  • 9+ rooms: 382
Note: State values scaled to Central Square population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Central Square:

  • 1 room: 599
  • 2 rooms: 852
  • 3 rooms: 1,756
  • 4 rooms: 1,511
  • 5 rooms: 1,009
  • 6 rooms: 619
  • 7 rooms: 469
  • 8 rooms: 225
  • 9+ rooms: 253
Note: State values scaled to Central Square population

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Central Square:

  • no bedroom: 187
  • 1 bedroom: 745
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,009
  • 4 bedrooms: 552
  • 5+ bedrooms: 329
Note: State values scaled to Central Square population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied houses and condos in Central Square:

  • no bedroom: 660
  • 1 bedroom: 2,453
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,946
  • 3 bedrooms: 946
  • 4 bedrooms: 391
  • 5+ bedrooms: 332
Note: State values scaled to Central Square population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.2
Cambridge:

1.3

Average number of cars or other vehicles available in apartments:
Here:

0.8
city:

0.6

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Central Square:

67.7%
Cambridge:

69.8%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (6.3% of all units):
    Central Square:

    $807,327
    Cambridge:

    $1,240,935

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (7.5% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $879,612
    city:

    $1,007,090

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (13.8% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $717,591
    Cambridge:

    $803,202

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (23.6% of all units):
    Central Square:

    $613,770
    city:

    $621,383

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (18.4% of all units):
    Central Square:

    $334,900
    Cambridge:

    $699,521

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 26
  • 2010 to 2013: 173
  • 2000 to 2009: 541
  • 1990 to 1999: 481
  • 1980 to 1989: 726
  • 1970 to 1979: 936
  • 1960 to 1969: 938
  • 1950 to 1959: 752
  • 1940 to 1949: 714
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,010
Note: State values scaled to Central Square Cambridge MA population

City-data.com crime index for city in 2016 (higher means more crime):
City:

176.6
U.S. average:

236.5

Mode of transportation to work in Central Square in Cambridge, MA
Time Leaving Home for Work in Central Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Commute time to work in Central Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA

Occupations of males:

  • Percentage of males in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    9.4%
    city:

    12.5%

  • Percentage of males in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    8.9%
    city:

    7.8%

  • Percentage of males in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    12.8%
    city:

    11.3%

  • Percentage of males in architecture and engineering occupations:
    Here:

    6.6%
    city:

    4.8%

  • Percentage of males in life, physical, and social science occupations:
    Here:

    10.5%
    city:

    9.9%

  • Percentage of males in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    1.1%
    city:

    1.3%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    2.6%
    city:

    1.9%

  • Percentage of males in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    12.8%
    city:

    15.1%

  • Percentage of males in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    6.9%
    city:

    4.1%

  • Percentage of males in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    3.6%
    city:

    4.0%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    7.0%
    city:

    8.3%

  • Percentage of males in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    10.0%
    city:

    11.5%

  • Percentage of males in construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations:
    Here:

    1.8%
    city:

    1.4%

  • Percentage of males in production occupations:
    Here:

    1.8%
    city:

    1.7%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    1.5%
    city:

    2.6%


Occupations of females:

  • Percentage of females in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    14.9%
    city:

    13.1%

  • Percentage of females in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    7.9%
    city:

    8.5%

  • Percentage of females in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    3.8%
    city:

    3.5%

  • Percentage of females in architecture and engineering occupations:
    Here:

    2.3%
    city:

    1.9%

  • Percentage of females in life, physical, and social science occupations:
    Here:

    9.7%
    city:

    8.9%

  • Percentage of females in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    2.0%
    city:

    3.2%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    2.8%
    city:

    2.2%

  • Percentage of females in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    17.8%
    city:

    15.9%

  • Percentage of females in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    5.0%
    city:

    4.7%

  • Percentage of females in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    8.0%
    city:

    8.2%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    9.1%
    city:

    10.7%

  • Percentage of females in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    15.3%
    city:

    17.7%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in K-12 schools:
    Central Square:

    13.2%
    Cambridge:

    8.9%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in undergraduate colleges:
    Central Square:

    14.6%
    Cambridge:

    17.0%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in grad. or professional schools:
    Central Square:

    13.2%
    Cambridge:

    9.7%

  • Percentage of students K-12 enrolled in private schools:
    Central Square:

    57.5%
    Cambridge:

    15.4%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Central Square:

14.9%
Cambridge:

14.8%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Central Square:

2068
Cambridge:

2004

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Central Square:

2078
Cambridge:

2014

Percentage of married-couple families with both working:
Central Square:

84.1%
Cambridge:

63.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Highways in this neighborhood:

Massachusetts Ave (State Hwy 2 Alt)

Length: 0.26 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 611 to 820

Roads and streets:

River St

Length: 0.17 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 25

Green St

Length: 0.12 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 293 to 397

Prospect St

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 41

Pleasant St

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: SW-NE

Central Sq

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 2 to 98

Western Ave

Length: 0.04 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 15 to 21

Essex St

Length: 0.04 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 7

Magazine St

Length: 0.04 miles
Direction: SW-NE
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