Cambridge, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Cambridge, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
116,632
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
12.7%
Median Home
$768,300
Median Income
$103,154
Median Rent
$2,221

Cambridge SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
6

Cambridge, MA Crime Report

2,317
Total Crimes
1,932.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-21.98%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Cambridge
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,317 1,932.3 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 334 278.5 327.6 366.7
Murder 1 0.8 2.2 5.0
Robbery 67 55.9 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 240 200.2 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 1,983 1,653.8 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 161 134.3 179.0 340.5
Larceny 1,724 1,437.8 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 98 81.7 89.0 219.9

Cambridge, MA Cost Of Living

172
Cambridge's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Cambridge Massachusetts National Average
Overall 172 131 100
Services 130 122 100
Groceries 108 109 100
Health 118 121 100
Housing 294 165 100
Transportation 111 107 100
Utilities 115 114 100

Cambridge, MA Photos

Neighborhood Map Of Cambridgec Ma
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Alewife Brook Reservation
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Rankings for Cambridge in Massachusetts

Map Of Cambridge, MA

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Population over time in Cambridge

Year Population % Change
2019 116,632 0.8%
2018 115,665 4.3%
2017 110,893 2.0%
2016 108,757 0.8%
2015 107,916 1.0%
2014 106,844 1.0%
2013 105,737 0.7%
2012 105,026 0.7%
2011 104,322 0.8%
2010 103,506 -

Race / Ethnicity in Cambridge

White
59.8% (69,795)
African American
9.9% (11,576)
American Indian
0.1% (145)
Asian
16.6% (19,352)
Hawaiian
0.1% (116)
Other
0.4% (423)
Two Or More
3.6% (4,159)
Hispanic
9.5% (11,066)
Race Cambridge MA USA
White 59.8% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 9.9% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 16.6% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.6% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.5% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in Cambridge

Female
50.1% (58,481)
Male
49.9% (58,150)
Gender Cambridge MA USA
Female 50.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cambridge for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (3,498)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (2,332)
High School / GED
8.0% (9,330)
Some College
7.0% (8,164)
Associate's Degree
2.0% (2,332)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (33,823)
Master's Degree
28.0% (32,656)
Professional Degree
7.0% (8,164)
Doctorate Degree
14.0% (16,328)
Education Cambridge MA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 8.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 7.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 28.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 7.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 14.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Cambridge, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
6.6% (772,981)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.1% (478,879)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.0% (582,724)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.1% (596,918)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.4% (747,331)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.6% (1,231,191)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (1,267,300)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.2% (2,126,943)
$150,000 to $199,999
11.9% (1,392,063)
$200,000 or more
21.2% (2,466,865)
Income Cambridge MA USA
Less than $10,000 6.6% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.1% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.0% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.1% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.4% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.6% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.2% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 11.9% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 21.2% 13.2% 7.7%

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