Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts's estimated population is 118,977 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Cambridge, Massachusetts is the 4th largest city in Massachusetts based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 18612.42 people/mi² (7186.26 people/km²).

The overall median age is 30.4 years, 30 years for males, and 31 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 49,564 households in the city, with an average size of 2.12 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $1880/month. The median house has 4.1 rooms, and has a value of $670,200.

The median income for households in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $89,145, while the mean household income is $125,041.

Cambridge Ma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cambridge Ma was:

  • White: 66.94%
  • Asian: 15.71%
  • Black or African American: 10.84%
  • Two or more races: 4.17%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
LatLng(42.3751, -71.1056)
Rank in State4th
StateMassachusetts
CountyMiddlesex County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)16.56 (6.39 mi²)
Water Area (km²)1.86 (0.72 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID2511000
Density (km²)7,186.26
Density (mi²)18,612.42
Area Code(s)617 / 857
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018118,9771,8441.57%
2017117,1331,4031.21%
2016115,7302,2331.97%
2015113,4974780.42%
2014113,0199500.85%
2013112,0694,1583.85%
2012107,9112,0061.89%
2011105,9058670.83%
2010105,0383,6830.36%
2000101,3555,5530.57%
199095,8024800.05%
198095,322-5,039-0.51%
1970100,361-7,355-0.70%
1960107,716-13,024-1.13%
1950120,7409,8610.86%
1940110,879-2,764-0.25%
1930113,6433,9490.35%
1920109,6944,8550.45%
1910104,83912,9531.33%
190091,88621,8582.75%
189070,02817,3592.89%
188052,66913,0352.88%
187039,63413,5744.28%
186026,06010,8455.53%
185015,2156,8066.11%
18408,4092,3373.31%
18306,0720.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20184,875,39030,7930.63%
20174,844,59733,4990.69%
20164,811,09831,3450.65%
20154,779,75331,9310.67%
20144,747,82244,5010.94%
20134,703,32146,6230.99%
20124,656,69847,2311.01%
20114,609,46743,0180.93%
20104,566,4490.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White74,233
Asian17,420
Black or African American12,016
Two or More Races4,628
Some Other Race2,322
American Indian and Alaska Native213
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander61

Cambridge Ma Population Pyramid 2019

Cambridge Ma Median Age

30.4


Total

30


Male

31


Female

Cambridge Ma Adults

There are 97,329 adults, (12,513 of whom are seniors) in Cambridge Ma.

Cambridge Ma Age Dependency

30.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16

Child Dependency Ratio

Cambridge Ma Sex Ratio

Female

56,428

50.89%

Male

54,465

49.11%

Cambridge Ma Households and Families

Cambridge Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cambridge Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.3%46.7%
Male44.3%55.7%
All36.2%63.8%
Female31.4%68.6%
Non Family26.8%73.2%

36.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,2342.1236.2
Non Family25,1221.5626.8
Married14,3352.8653.3
Female3,4312.8531.4
Male1,3462.7644.3

2.79

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cambridge Ma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9622.63%
9th to 12th Grade2,0182.71%
High School Graduate6,6668.95%
Some College5,4177.27%
Associates Degree1,4791.99%
Bachelors Degree21,61929.02%
Graduate Degree35,32947.43%

Cambridge Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,55147,13640,472
Asian11,16510,7369,978
Black7,7156,3872,378
Hispanic5,6134,8183,177
Multiple Races1,9921,7841,221
Other Race1,4521,218720
Native American16915746
Islander212112

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,834$62,266$51,238
Less Than High School$26,560$39,766$22,198
High School Grad$30,775$33,125$26,752
Some College$38,261$46,483$31,055
Bachelors Degree$55,373$61,488$49,622
Graduate Degree$68,513$75,732$62,375

$56,834

Average Earnings

$62,266

Average Male

$51,238

Average Female

Cambridge Ma Language

Cambridge Ma Language by Age

Cambridge Ma Language

67.48% of Cambridge Ma residents speak only English, while 32.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.90% of the population.

Cambridge Ma Poverty

Cambridge Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,1065,0978.62%
Black10,9962,71024.65%
Asian13,5662,52318.60%
Hispanic7,8311,98025.28%
Multiple3,67658115.81%
Other1,83136619.99%
Native174169.20%

13.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.27%

Male Poverty Rate

13.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cambridge Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cambridge Ma is Hispanic, with 25.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cambridge Ma is White, with 8.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.34%
High School17.81%
Some College17.17%
Bachelors or Greater8.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.41%
Male Unemployed28.98%
Female Employed5.93%
Male Employed4.21%

Cambridge Ma Income

Cambridge Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$89,145$125,041
Families$118,376$163,605
Married Families$142,543$190,316
Non Families$69,913$93,877

Cambridge Ma Marital Status

Cambridge Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cambridge Ma Married by Age and Sex

Cambridge Ma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cambridge Ma Marital Status by Race

Cambridge Ma Veterans

1,890

Number of Veterans

1,699

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam585
Second Gulf War347
Korea254
World War II204
First Gulf War195

Cambridge Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5002.26%
Black2712.78%
Hispanic931.15%
2 or More571.73%
Asian530.34%
Hawaiian914.75%

Cambridge Ma Veterans by Education

11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cambridge Ma Employment Status

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cambridge Ma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

31.08%

Born in Massachusetts

71.77%

Native Born

28.23%

Foreign Born

17.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

71.77% of Cambridge Ma residents were born in the United States, with 31.08% having been born in Massachusetts. 17.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.