Cambridge, MA Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 101,355. Estimated population in July 2020: 100,135 (-1.2% change)
Males: 49,674 (49.0%), Females: 51,681 (51.0%)

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $47,979
Median house value: $398,500

Races in Cambridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.6%)
  • Black (11.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.4%)
  • Chinese (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.6%)
  • Other race (3.2%)
  • Asian Indian (2.7%)
  • Korean (1.9%)
  • Other Asian (1.1%)
  • Japanese (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (13.3%), English (9.2%), German (7.9%), Italian (7.5%), West Indian (5.1%), Russian (3.8%).

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Map of Cambridge, MA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cambridge

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 65.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cambridge city

  • Never married: 52.4%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

25.9% Foreign born (9.1% Asia, 7.3% Latin America, 6.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,503 (+5.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL (1493 CAMBRIDGE ST)
  • MT AUBURN HOSP (330 MT AUBURN ST)
  • STILLMAN INFIRMARY-HARVARD UNIV (75 MOUNT AUBURN STREET)
  • YOUVILLE REHAB CHRONIC DISEASE HOSP (1575 CAMBRIDGE ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cambridge:

  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 8 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 14 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 45 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Cambridge:

  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 14 miles; NORWOOD, MA; Abbreviation: OWD)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 21 miles; BEVERLY, MA; Abbreviation: BVY)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 24 miles; METHUEN, MA; Abbreviation: MA2)

Amtrak stations near Cambridge:

  • 3 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 4 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 5 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Cambridge:

  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 20,531; Location: MASSACHUSETTS HALL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.harvard.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 9,895; Location: 77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: web.mit.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,700; Location: 29 EVERETT ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lesley.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,724; Location: 1000 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.CAMBRIDGE.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WESTON JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 156; Location: 3 PHILLIPS PL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wjst.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: ONE FOLLEN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.longy.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MUSCULAR THERAPY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 98; Location: 122 RINDGE AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mtinstitute.com)
  • EPISCOPAL DIVINITY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 74; Location: 99 BRATTLE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.episdivschool.org; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • HARCOURT LEARNING DIRECT (Location: 43 Thorndike Street, Bulfinch Square; Private, for-profit; Website: www.harcourt-learning.com)
  • COMPUTER PROCESSING INSTITUTE (Location: 615 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • TRAVEL EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 100 CAMBRIDGE PK DR; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.TRAVELEDUCATION.COM)
  • HARCOURT LEARNING DIRECT CENTER FOR DEGREE STUDIES (Location: 43 Thorndike Street, Bulfinch Square; Private, for-profit; Website: www.harcourt-learning.com)
  • LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF LAND POLICY (Location: 113 BRATTLE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS (Location: 2020 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cambridge:

  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 2 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 2 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,122)
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 19,294)
  • WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • SIMMONS COLLEGE (about 3 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 4 miles; Boston, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,697)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)

Schools

Public high school in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE RINDGE AND LATIN (Students: 1,883; Location: 459 BROADWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Cambridge:

  • BUCKINGHAM BROWNE NICHOLS SCHO (Students: 949; Location: 80 GERRYS LANDING ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MATIGON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 1 MATIGON RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • NORTH CAMBRIDGE CATHOLIC HIGH (Students: 230; Location: 40 NORRIS STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • JAMES F. FARR ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 71 PEARL STREET; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • CASTLE SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 298 HARVARD ST; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Cambridge:

  • KING OPEN (Students: 570; Location: 850 CAMBRIDGE STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • PEABODY (Students: 549; Location: 70 RINDGE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 09)
  • KENNEDY-LONGFELLOW (Students: 449; Location: 158 SPRING STREET; Grades: PK – 09)
  • MORSE (Students: 440; Location: 40 GRANITE STREET; Grades: PK – 08)
  • GRAHAM AND PARKS (Students: 423; Location: 44 LINNAEAN STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • JOHN M TOBIN (Students: 414; Location: 197 VASSAL LANE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • MARIA L. BALDWIN (Students: 382; Location: 28 SACRAMENTO STREET; Grades: KG – 09)
  • CAMBRIDGEPORT (Students: 331; Location: 89 ELM STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BENJAMIN BANNEKER CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 21 NOTRE DAME AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • AMIGOS SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 100 PUTNAM AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Cambridge:

  • SHADY HILL SCHOOL (Students: 493; Location: 178 COOLIDGE HILL; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 5 CADBURY ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CAMBRIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN (Students: 259; Location: 161 GARDEN STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 96 CONCORD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FAYERWEATHER STREET SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 765 CONCORD AVER STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • THE HENRY BUCKNER SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 85 BISHOP RICHARD ALLEN DRIVE; Grades: PK – 1)
  • BOSTON ARCHDIOCESAN CHOIR SCH (Students: 58; Location: 29 MOUNT AUBURN STREET; Grades: 5 – 8; Boys only)
  • MULBERRY CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 25; Location: 600 MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Cambridge:

  • CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,885,065; Location: 449 BROADWAY; 364,548 books; 16,023 audio materials; 5,586 video materials; 843 serial subscriptions)