Cambridge

Cambridge

Has a population of over 100,000 people, making it the 5th most populous city in the state.

Welcome to Cambridge

Cambridge, which was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, is home to two of the most prominent universities in the world; Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Separated from Boston by the Charles River, Cambridge has a population of over 100,000 people, making it the 5th most populous city in the state. 
 
Cambridge has been called by many the “City of Squares,” as most of its commercial districts are at major street intersections. These squares include Kendall Square, which is just over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston and is the location of most of Cambridge’s large office towers and headquarters to many of the world’s top biotechnology companies.
 
Harvard Square is at the intersection of Brattle Street and Massachusetts Avenue, is at the center of the Harvard campus community, and has many popular shops and restaurants to its credit. Other squares include Porter Square, Inman Square, Lechmere Square, and Central Square, each with its own identity.
 
Architecturally, Cambridge has many distinct housing styles, ranging from the Victorian mansions found in the Huron and Harvard Square sections of town to rowhouses and multi-family homes which can be found in Central Square to newly developing residential neighborhoods.


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Overview for Cambridge, MA

116,892 people live in Cambridge, where the median age is 30.5 and the average individual income is $65,494. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

116,892

Total Population

30.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$65,494

Average individual Income

Around Cambridge, MA

There's plenty to do around Cambridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
97
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
75
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Long Live Roxbury, OKW, and WholeTone Music Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.28 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.99 miles 57 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cambridge, MA

Cambridge has 47,777 households, with an average household size of 2.09. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cambridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 116,892 people call Cambridge home. The population density is 18,274.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

116,892

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

30.5

Median Age

49.97 / 50.03%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
47,777

Total Households

2.09

Average Household Size

$65,494

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cambridge, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Cambridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Cambridge Matignon School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Rindge Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Fayerweather Street School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Vassal Lane Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cambridge Friends School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Putnam Avenue Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fletcher/Maynard Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Community Charter School of Cambridge
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Cambridge Rindge and Latin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Martin Luther King Junior
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cambridge Street Upper School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
St Pauls Choir School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
James F Farr Academy
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
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