Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts's estimated population is 113,630 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 17775.95 people/mi² (6863.30 people/km²), with a household density of 2937.09 people/km² (7607.07 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 30.5 years, 29.9 years for males, and 31.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 48,627 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $1754/month. The median house has 4.1 rooms, and has a value of $629,700.

The median income for households in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $83,122, while the mean household income is $119,288. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017113,6301,4471.29%
2016112,1831,6671.51%
2015110,5164600.42%
2014110,0562,0301.88%
2013108,0261,7281.63%
2012106,2983920.37%
2011105,9068780.84%
2010105,0283,6730.36%
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%

Population by Race

Race Population
White72,974
Asian16,573
Black or African American11,624
Two or More Races4,767
Some Other Race2,516
American Indian and Alaska Native252
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander51

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cambridge Ma Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cambridge Ma Median Age

30.5


Total

29.9


Male

31.2


Female

Cambridge Ma Adults

There are 95,924 adults, (12,072 of which are seniors) in Cambridge Ma.

Cambridge Ma Age Dependency

29.7

Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cambridge Ma Sex Ratio

Female

55,713

51.23%

Male

53,044

48.77%

Cambridge Ma Households and Families

Cambridge Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cambridge Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.5%45.5%
Male37.6%62.4%
All36.9%63.1%
Female33.2%66.8%
Non Family27.4%72.6%

36.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cambridge Ma Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,4972.136.9
Non Family24,6921.5627.4
Married13,9782.8354.5
Female3,4622.8533.2
Male1,3652.737.6

2.77

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cambridge Ma Households

Cambridge Ma Education

Cambridge Ma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1592.96%
9th to 12th Grade2,1162.90%
High School Graduate6,8229.35%
Some College5,5627.62%
Associates Degree1,6832.31%
Bachelors Degree20,92528.68%
Graduate Degree33,70546.19%

Cambridge Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,10046,61739,351
Asian10,58910,0999,258
Black7,5166,0962,084
Hispanic5,2134,4342,993
Multiple Races1,9491,6721,090
Other Race1,6151,340740
Native American19918369
Islander262611

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 islander people with a rate of 87.43%.

Cambridge Ma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,889$58,109$50,151
Less Than High School$27,238$39,018$23,307
High School Grad$30,694$32,022$26,965
Some College$34,677$41,006$31,373
Bachelors Degree$51,420$55,962$46,089
Graduate Degree$66,088$71,388$61,324

$52,889

Average Earnings

$58,109

Average Male

$50,151

Average Female

Cambridge Ma Language

Cambridge Ma Language by Age

Cambridge Ma Language

68.30% of Cambridge Ma residents speak only English, while 31.70% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 13.05% of the population.

Cambridge Ma Poverty

Cambridge Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,3265,3689.20%
Black10,5972,82526.66%
Asian12,8722,24417.43%
Hispanic7,4462,09628.15%
Multiple3,70868018.34%
Other2,04238718.95%
Native2093918.66%

14.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.58%

Male Poverty Rate

14.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cambridge Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cambridge Ma is Hispanic, with 28.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cambridge Ma is White, with 9.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.13%.

Cambridge Ma Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.56%
Some College18.52%
High School16.98%
Bachelors or Greater8.10%

Cambridge Ma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.83%
Male Unemployed27.99%
Female Employed6.71%
Male Employed4.86%

Cambridge Ma Income

Cambridge Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,122$119,288
Families$107,897$155,470
Married Families$129,774$182,733
Non Families$66,424$90,170

Cambridge Ma Marital Status

Cambridge Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.0%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Cambridge Ma Marital Status by Race

Cambridge Ma Veterans

Cambridge Ma Veterans by War

2,189

Number of Veterans

1,981

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam627
Second Gulf War376
Korea298
World War II234
First Gulf War229

Cambridge Ma Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+787
65 to 74526
35 to 54307
55 to 64286
18 to 34283

Cambridge Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7242.62%
Black3183.34%
Hispanic821.06%
2 or More792.39%
Asian600.40%
Hawaiian815.69%

Cambridge Ma Veterans by Education

10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cambridge Ma Employment Status

Cambridge Ma Employment by Age

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cambridge Ma Employment by Race

Cambridge Ma Employment by Education

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

31.95%

Born in Massachusetts

72.61%

Native Born

27.39%

Foreign Born

17.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.61% of Cambridge Ma residents were born in the United States, with 31.95% having been born in Massachusetts. 17.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.