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Area: 0.241 square miles

Population: 13,962

Population density:
Kendall Square:

58,042 people per square mile
Cambridge:

17,173 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA
Races in Kendall Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Household income distribution in 2013 in Kendall Square in Cambridge neighborhood in MA
Median household income in 2015:
Kendall Square:

$81,898
Cambridge:

$89,847

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

Median rent in 2015:
Kendall Square:

$1,676
Cambridge:

$1,809

Zip codes: 02139, 02142.

Males:

7,334
Females:

6,650
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

37.0 years
Whole city:

30.9 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

42.8 years
Whole city:

32.2 years

Average household size:
Kendall Square:

2.6 people
Cambridge:

2.1 people

Percentage of family households:
Kendall Square:

36.5%
Cambridge:

33.5%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

28.6%
Cambridge:

33.4%

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

22.7%
Cambridge:

28.6%

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

22.5%
Cambridge:

10.4%

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

34.0%
Cambridge:

30.3%

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

23.7%
city:

26.7%

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

6.3%
Cambridge:

2.4%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

35.3%
Cambridge:

32.6%

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

27.1%
Cambridge:

39.3%

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

1.8%
city:

3.0%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

34.8%
Cambridge:

25.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

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

  • 1 room: 186
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 278
  • 4 rooms: 325
  • 5 rooms: 622
  • 6 rooms: 250
  • 7 rooms: 172
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 301
Note: State values scaled to Kendall Square population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kendall Square:

  • 1 room: 500
  • 2 rooms: 231
  • 3 rooms: 961
  • 4 rooms: 1,482
  • 5 rooms: 765
  • 6 rooms: 552
  • 7 rooms: 157
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Note: State values scaled to Kendall Square population

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

  • no bedroom: 194
  • 1 bedroom: 203
  • 2 bedrooms: 949
  • 3 bedrooms: 418
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 219
Note: State values scaled to Kendall Square population

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

  • no bedroom: 518
  • 1 bedroom: 1,149
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,651
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,074
  • 4 bedrooms: 179
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Note: State values scaled to Kendall Square population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.1
Cambridge:

1.2

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

0.7
city:

0.7

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Kendall Square:

69.9%
Cambridge:

64.7%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2015 (5.6% of all units):
    Kendall Square:

    $852,258
    Cambridge:

    $1,241,118

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2015 (8.6% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $424,593
    city:

    $907,855

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2015 (13.8% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $522,864
    Cambridge:

    $746,793

  • Average estimated '15 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (34.7% of all units):
    Kendall Square:

    $628,736
    city:

    $608,570

  • Average estimated '15 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (15.5% of all units):
    Kendall Square:

    $313,469
    Cambridge:

    $593,004

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2010 to 2013: 168
  • 2000 to 2009: 138
  • 1990 to 1999: 268
  • 1980 to 1989: 801
  • 1970 to 1979: 492
  • 1960 to 1969: 336
  • 1950 to 1959: 342
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,193
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,684
Note: State values scaled to Kendall Square Cambridge MA population

City-data.com crime index for city in 2014 (higher means more crime):
City:

187.0
U.S. average:

235.9

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

Occupations of males:

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

    8.2%
    city:

    12.2%

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

    8.1%
    city:

    8.4%

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

    14.5%
    city:

    11.6%

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

    5.5%
    city:

    4.5%

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

    8.5%
    city:

    10.3%

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

    1.3%
    city:

    1.3%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    1.2%
    city:

    2.1%

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

    7.3%
    city:

    15.7%

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

    3.2%
    city:

    4.5%

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

    5.4%
    city:

    4.0%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    13.1%
    city:

    7.6%

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

    12.1%
    city:

    10.6%

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

    1.5%
    city:

    1.2%

  • Percentage of males in production occupations:
    Here:

    4.1%
    city:

    1.8%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    3.0%
    city:

    2.3%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    1.1%
    city:

    0.6%


Occupations of females:

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

    13.6%
    city:

    13.5%

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

    4.4%
    city:

    7.6%

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

    3.2%
    city:

    3.3%

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

    2.3%
    city:

    2.0%

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

    7.4%
    city:

    9.3%

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

    2.2%
    city:

    2.9%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    2.5%
    city:

    2.2%

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

    8.9%
    city:

    15.3%

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

    1.9%
    city:

    4.6%

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

    10.2%
    city:

    8.0%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    18.5%
    city:

    11.6%

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

    22.2%
    city:

    17.9%

  • Percentage of females in production occupations:
    Here:

    2.1%
    city:

    0.7%


Percentage of people 16-64 in Armed Forces:
Kendall Square:

0.8%
Cambridge:

0.2%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

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

    10.9%
    Cambridge:

    5.8%

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

    8.2%
    Cambridge:

    14.5%

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

    8.5%
    Cambridge:

    10.1%

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

    128.2%
    Cambridge:

    23.2%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Kendall Square:

19.5%
Cambridge:

12.7%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Kendall Square:

2365
Cambridge:

2004

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Kendall Square:

2374
Cambridge:

2012

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

73.0%
Cambridge:

75.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • No fuel used (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Highways in this neighborhood:

Roads and streets:

Main St

Length: 1.24 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 67 to 632

Binney St

Length: 0.97 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 412

Broadway

Length: 0.85 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 189

Linskey Way (Munroe St)

Length: 0.43 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 199

Galileo Galilei Way

Length: 0.30 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE

3rd St

Length: 0.29 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 281 to 399

Portland St

Length: 0.26 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 35 to 169

1st St

Length: 0.24 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 182 to 387

Land Blvd (Commercial Ave)

Length: 0.20 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 77 to 299

Hampshire St

Length: 0.12 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 30

Cardinal Medeiros Ave

Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 170 to 234

Mid-Block Con

Length: 0.11 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE

Athenaeum St

Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 99

Potter St

Length: 0.10 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 88

2nd St

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 204 to 259

Technology Sq

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 400 to 599

5th St

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: N-S

Memorial Dr

Length: 0.03 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW, SW-NE

Cambridge Pkwy

Length: 0.03 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW

Railroad features:

Penn Central RR

Length: 0.32 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE

Other features:

Broad Cnl

Length: 0.57 miles
Direction: E-W
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