Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2020

119,703
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Cambridge is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 119,703, it is the 4th largest city in Massachusetts (after Boston, Worcester, and Springfield) and the 239th largest city in the United States. Cambridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually and its population has increased by 13.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,162 in 2010. Cambridge reached it's highest population of 120,740 in 1950. Spanning over 7 miles, Cambridge has a population density of 18,723 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cambridge is $139,991 with a poverty rate of 12.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,221 per month, and the median house value is $768,300. The median age in Cambridge is 30.5 years, 30.1 years for males, and 30.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Cambridge Demographics

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

  • White: 66.11%
  • Asian: 16.65%
  • Black or African American: 10.73%
  • Two or more races: 4.38%
  • Other race: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Cambridge, Massachusetts is 119,703, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 118,151.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,162.

Cambridge, Massachusetts Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,886,50013,4800.28%
20194,873,02013,4800.28%
20184,859,54017,7700.37%
20174,841,77032,7100.68%
20164,809,06030,7200.64%
20154,778,34031,4100.66%
20144,746,93044,0500.93%
20134,702,88046,2900.98%
20124,656,59046,8001.01%
20114,609,79043,4400.94%
20104,566,3500.00%

Cambridge Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,11166.11%
Asian19,42116.65%
Black or African American12,51210.73%
Two or More Races5,1144.38%
Some Other Race2,1551.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native1920.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1270.11%
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Cambridge Population by Race

Cambridge Population Pyramid 2020

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Cambridge Median Age

30.5


Total

30.1


Male

30.9


Female

Cambridge Adults

There are 102,356 adults, (12,957 of whom are seniors) in Cambridge.

Cambridge Age Dependency

30.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16

Child Dependency Ratio

Cambridge Sex Ratio

Female

58,482

50.14%

Male

58,150

49.86%

Cambridge Population by Age

Cambridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cambridge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married51.4%48.6%
Male44%56%
All34.8%65.2%
Female29.2%70.8%
Non Family25.3%74.7%

34.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cambridge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,8352.1334.8
Non Family26,7261.5925.3
Married15,6012.8751.4
Female3,0692.8429.2
Male1,4392.7744

2.8

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Cambridge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7062.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,8302.31%
High School Graduate6,2237.85%
Some College5,3266.72%
Associates Degree1,5271.93%
Bachelors Degree22,81728.79%
Graduate Degree39,81150.24%
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Cambridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cambridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White50,74649,63442,894
Asian12,84812,48511,821
Black7,8586,6512,731
Hispanic6,1775,3633,959
Multiple Races2,2912,1291,749
Other Race1,2621,091754
Native American13011827
Islander626220

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 92.01%.

Cambridge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,347$70,057$56,571
Less Than High School$31,305$36,938$20,938
High School Grad$27,210$31,606$25,938
Some College$35,601$43,242$30,858
Bachelors Degree$59,888$69,700$52,674
Graduate Degree$76,174$84,741$70,264

$63,347

Average Earnings

$70,057

Average Male

$56,571

Average Female

Cambridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cambridge Language by Age

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Cambridge Language

66.26% of Cambridge residents speak only English, while 33.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.23% of the population.

Cambridge Language

Cambridge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,2214,6827.65%
Black11,5472,65422.98%
Asian15,4692,55816.54%
Hispanic9,1772,53327.60%
Multiple4,15847311.38%
Other1,79943424.12%
Native1322216.67%

12.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.22%

Male Poverty Rate

13.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cambridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cambridge is Hispanic, with 27.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cambridge is White, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.68%.

Cambridge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.48%
High School24.11%
Some College16.06%
Bachelors or Greater7.49%

Cambridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.64%
Female Unemployed31.73%
Female Employed6.12%
Male Employed4.32%

Cambridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cambridge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,154$139,991
Families$134,816$183,089
Married Families$159,887$209,990
Non Families$81,355$105,474
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Income by Household Type

Cambridge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

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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1,841

Number of Veterans

1,616

Male Veterans

225

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War526
Vietnam521
First Gulf War252
Korea225
World War II128

Cambridge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+660
65 to 74438
18 to 34317
35 to 54283
55 to 64143

Cambridge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4642.12%
Black2202.23%
Hispanic1842.07%
Asian530.30%
Other422.46%
2 or More401.12%
Hawaiian1814.17%
Indian42.12%

Cambridge Veterans by Race

Cambridge Veterans by Education

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9.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cambridge Veterans by Education

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70.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

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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29.45%

Born in Massachusetts

71.10%

Native Born

28.90%

Foreign Born

18.28%

Non Citizen

10.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.10% of Cambridge residents were born in the United States, with 29.45% having been born in Massachusetts. 18.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cambridge Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020119,7037760.65%
2019118,9277760.66%
2018118,1511,2821.10%
2017116,8691,1841.02%
2016115,6852,2141.95%
2015113,4714780.42%
2014112,9939570.85%
2013112,0364,1503.85%
2012107,8862,0021.89%
2011105,8848760.83%
2010105,0083,6530.35%
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%

Cambridge Population by Year