Cambridge, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Cambridge, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
117,822
Unemployment
4.0%
Poverty
12.0%
Median Home
$843,100
Median Income
$107,490
Median Rent
$2,293

Cambridge SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
6

Cambridge, MA Crime Report

2,541
Total Crimes
2,118.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-9.69%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Cambridge
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,541 2,118.6 1,362.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 341 284.3 308.8 387.8
Murder 1 0.8 2.3 6.5
Robbery 67 55.9 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 248 206.8 235.9 279.7
Property Crime 2,200 1,834.3 1,053.2 1,958.2
Burglary 202 168.4 149.7 314.2
Larceny 1,917 1,598.3 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 81 67.5 99.2 246.0

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 172 132 100
Services 126 119 100
Groceries 113 112 100
Health 119 123 100
Housing 293 164 100
Transportation 108 109 100
Utilities 122 116 100

Cambridge, MA Photos

Neighborhood Map Of Cambridgec Ma
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Alewife Brook Reservation
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Cambridgemacityhall
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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
2020 117,822 1.9%
2019 115,665 4.3%
2018 110,893 2.0%
2017 108,757 0.8%
2016 107,916 1.0%
2015 106,844 1.0%
2014 105,737 0.7%
2013 105,026 0.7%
2012 104,322 0.8%
2011 103,506 -

Race / Ethnicity in Cambridge

White
58.6% (69,102)
African American
9.8% (11,536)
American Indian
0.2% (269)
Asian
17.5% (20,587)
Hawaiian
0.1% (106)
Other
0.5% (625)
Two Or More
3.9% (4,605)
Hispanic
9.3% (10,992)
Race Cambridge MA USA
White 58.6% 70.8% 60.1%
African American 9.8% 6.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 17.5% 6.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.8% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.9% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 9.3% 12.0% 18.2%

Gender in Cambridge

Female
49.8% (58,713)
Male
50.2% (59,109)
Gender Cambridge MA USA
Female 49.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 50.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Cambridge for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (2,356)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (2,356)
High School / GED
7.0% (8,247)
Some College
8.0% (9,425)
Associate's Degree
2.0% (2,356)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (35,346)
Master's Degree
28.0% (32,990)
Professional Degree
7.0% (8,247)
Doctorate Degree
14.0% (16,495)
Education Cambridge MA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 7.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 8.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 25.0% 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
6.2% (733,268)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.5% (416,669)
$15,000 to $24,999
4.2% (495,880)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.3% (509,538)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.2% (843,767)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.8% (1,270,368)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (1,275,086)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.1% (2,136,981)
$150,000 to $199,999
12.1% (1,423,826)
$200,000 or more
22.7% (2,676,813)
Income Cambridge MA USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 5.0% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 4.2% 6.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.3% 6.4% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.2% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.8% 13.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 12.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.1% 18.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 12.1% 10.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 22.7% 14.3% 8.3%

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