Cambridge: Overview

Cambridge is categorized by MAPC as a Metropolitan Core Community. These municipalities have a historic, high-density, urban character, with a range of housing from traditional triple-deckers and row houses to large multifamily buildings. New growth occurs mostly through redevelopment, infill, or conversion from industrial uses to residential or mixed uses. Minority, immigrant, and low-income populations comprise a large share of the population.

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Change in Racial/Ethnic Share
1
  • Sources: Census
  • Years: 2000, 2010
Community Preservation Act Votes
17
  • Sources: Community Preservation Coalition
  • Years: 2011
Employment by Sectors
4
  • Sources: MA EOLWD ES-202
  • Years: 2013
Educational Attainment, 25+ years
6
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Available Open Space
57
  • Sources: MassGIS
  • Years: 2012
Owners Housing Cost Burden
40
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Asthma Related Hospitalizations
18
  • Sources: MA DPH
  • Years: 2007-09
Commute Time to Work
48
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11