Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2022

121,051
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Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 121,051, it is the 4th largest city in Massachusetts and the 249th largest city in the United States. Cambridge is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 2.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 118,403 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Cambridge has a population density of 18,934 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cambridge is $139,991 with a poverty rate of 11.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cambridge is 30.5 years, 30.1 years for males, and 30.9 years for females.

Cambridge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cambridgewas:

  • White: 64.26%
  • Asian: 17.53%
  • Black or African American: 10.39%
  • Two or more races: 5.61%
  • Other race: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Cambridge, Massachusetts is 121,051 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 118,403.

Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Cambridge Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Cambridge Population by Race

Cambridge Population Pyramid 2022

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Cambridge Median Age

30.6


Total

30.3


Male

31


Female

Cambridge Adults

There are 103,167 adults, (13,725 of whom are seniors) in Cambridge.

Cambridge Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cambridge Sex Ratio

Female

58,713

49.83%

Male

59,109

50.17%

Cambridge Population by Age

Cambridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cambridge Household Types

34.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cambridge Households and Families

2.82

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Cambridge Households by Type

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Cambridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cambridge Educational Attainment by Race

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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 91.68%.

Cambridge Educational Attainment by Race

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$65,907

Average Earnings

$73,118

Average Male

$60,382

Average Female

Cambridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cambridge Language by Age

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Cambridge Language

65.91% of Cambridge residents speak only English, while 34.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.10% of the population.

Cambridge Language

Cambridge Poverty by Race

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11.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.40%

Male Poverty Rate

12.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cambridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cambridge is Native, with 36.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cambridge is Multiple, with 8.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.10%.

Cambridge Poverty

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Cambridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Cambridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cambridge Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Cambridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cambridge Married by Age and Sex

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Cambridge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cambridge Marital Status by Race

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Cambridge Marital Status

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1,731

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Cambridge Veterans by War

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Cambridge Veterans by Age

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Cambridge Veterans by Race

Cambridge Veterans by Education

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8.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cambridge Veterans by Education

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69.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Cambridge Employment by Age

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Cambridge Employment by Race

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Cambridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.10%

Born in Cambridge

70.75%

Native Born

29.25%

Foreign Born

18.17%

Non Citizen

11.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.75% of Cambridge residents were born in the United States, with 29.10% having been born in Massachusetts. 18.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cambridge Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Cambridge Population by Year