Cambridge, MA

110,402 Population
6.4 square miles 17,167.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.6%
was 1.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Population Density
17,167.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
27.3%
was 24.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
25.1%
was 29.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
10.5%
was 12.0%
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
12.6%
was 10.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.3
was 3.2
Ranked 1st Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.7%
was 14.0%
Ranked 4th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$89,847
was $75,137
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.8
53.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.7
was 1.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
295.6
was 336.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,357.8
was 2,709.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
53,258
was 47,416
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,871
was $1,642
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
995
was 392
 
Occupied Housing Units
45,569
was 43,140
 
Homeownership Rate
38.8%
was 36.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
16
was 33
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
8,334.8
was 7,420.6
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.6%
was 13.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
979
was 359
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.1
was 2.1
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
21.0
was 8.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
9.3
was 3.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.6%
was 95.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
98.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 98.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
96.0%
was 93.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
78.5%
was 74.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
92.4%
was 92.2%
Ranked 28th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
10.6%
was 10.2%
Ranked 27th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$511,776,859
$495,430,992
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$413,975,960
$399,068,536
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$4,665
was $4,618
Ranked 69th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,774
was $3,720
Ranked 81st Highest in MA

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