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Area: 0.048 square miles

Population: 14,903

Population density:
Harvard Square:

307,321 people per square mile
Cambridge:

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

$81,062
Cambridge:

$86,657

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

Median rent in 2016:
Harvard Square:

$1,917
Cambridge:

$1,908

Zip codes: 02138.

Males:

7,287
Females:

7,615
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

31.1 years
Whole city:

29.6 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

32.0 years
Whole city:

30.9 years

Average household size:
Harvard Square:

6.1 people
Cambridge:

2.1 people

Percentage of family households:
Harvard Square:

27.8%
Cambridge:

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

27.2%
Cambridge:

30.7%

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

28.1%
Cambridge:

26.3%

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

7.2%
Cambridge:

7.7%

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

38.0%
Cambridge:

29.2%

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

38.9%
city:

29.0%

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

0.6%
Cambridge:

2.5%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

24.4%
Cambridge:

29.6%

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

50.1%
Cambridge:

35.7%

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

1.7%
city:

2.2%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

23.7%
Cambridge:

32.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

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

  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 92
  • 3 rooms: 284
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 228
  • 6 rooms: 215
  • 7 rooms: 212
  • 8 rooms: 157
  • 9+ rooms: 240
Note: State values scaled to Harvard Square population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harvard Square:

  • 1 room: 424
  • 2 rooms: 461
  • 3 rooms: 1,096
  • 4 rooms: 706
  • 5 rooms: 436
  • 6 rooms: 313
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 65
  • 9+ rooms: 142
Note: State values scaled to Harvard Square population

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

  • no bedroom: 83
  • 1 bedroom: 328
  • 2 bedrooms: 479
  • 3 bedrooms: 291
  • 4 bedrooms: 217
  • 5+ bedrooms: 192
Note: State values scaled to Harvard Square population

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

  • no bedroom: 490
  • 1 bedroom: 1,602
  • 2 bedrooms: 999
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 284
  • 5+ bedrooms: 147
Note: State values scaled to Harvard Square population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.1
Cambridge:

1.3

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

0.6
city:

0.6

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Harvard Square:

53.1%
Cambridge:

69.8%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (7.0% of all units):
    Harvard Square:

    $1,205,645
    Cambridge:

    $1,240,935

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (6.7% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $1,066,429
    city:

    $1,007,090

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (7.4% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $991,143
    Cambridge:

    $803,202

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (11.6% of all units):
    Harvard Square:

    $1,621,361
    city:

    $621,383

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (28.7% of all units):
    Harvard Square:

    $764,423
    Cambridge:

    $699,521

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 31
  • 2010 to 2013: 205
  • 2000 to 2009: 494
  • 1990 to 1999: 170
  • 1980 to 1989: 290
  • 1970 to 1979: 598
  • 1960 to 1969: 551
  • 1950 to 1959: 344
  • 1940 to 1949: 602
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,059
Note: State values scaled to Harvard 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 Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA
Time Leaving Home for Work in Harvard Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Commute time to work in Harvard Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA

Occupations of males:

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

    10.6%
    city:

    12.5%

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

    4.7%
    city:

    7.8%

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

    10.7%
    city:

    11.3%

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

    2.8%
    city:

    4.8%

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

    8.5%
    city:

    9.9%

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

    2.1%
    city:

    1.3%

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

    22.2%
    city:

    15.1%

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

    5.4%
    city:

    4.1%

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

    2.5%
    city:

    4.0%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    12.3%
    city:

    8.3%

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

    14.7%
    city:

    11.5%

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

    1.2%
    city:

    1.4%


Occupations of females:

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

    9.4%
    city:

    13.1%

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

    8.6%
    city:

    8.5%

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

    3.3%
    city:

    3.5%

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

    2.1%
    city:

    1.9%

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

    8.5%
    city:

    8.9%

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

    1.5%
    city:

    3.2%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    1.6%
    city:

    2.2%

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

    16.3%
    city:

    15.9%

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

    5.6%
    city:

    4.7%

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

    4.8%
    city:

    8.2%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    13.0%
    city:

    10.7%

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

    24.3%
    city:

    17.7%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

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

    7.2%
    Cambridge:

    8.9%

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

    67.0%
    Cambridge:

    17.0%

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

    12.5%
    Cambridge:

    9.7%

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

    55.3%
    Cambridge:

    15.4%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Harvard Square:

14.1%
Cambridge:

14.8%

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

2133
Cambridge:

2004

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

2146
Cambridge:

2014

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

124.7%
Cambridge:

63.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Highways in this neighborhood:

State Hwy 2 Alt (Massachusetts Ave)

Length: 0.43 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1396 to 1516

Roads and streets:

Garden St

Length: 0.31 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 4 to 11

Church St

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 33

Jfk St

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SW-NE
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