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Cambridge, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Cambridge had a population of 12,878 as of July 1, 2016. Cambridge ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cambridge is located at latitude 38.5569 and longitude -76.0771 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cambridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.54 sq. miles and a water area of 2.3 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Cambridge (GNIS ID: 2390571) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cambridge is located within District 7, Cambridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dorchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cambridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cambridge, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,878
Population in Households 12,567
Population in Familes 9,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 1,222
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 5,338
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,311 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,027 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $176,868
Average Home Value $198,094


Median Household Income $32,912
Average Household Income $47,958
Per Capita Income $21,017
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.39%
Households 0.51% 0.33%
Families 0.34% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cambridge, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cambridge to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 103 80th
Population Density1 # 270 48th
Diversity Index2 # 88 83rd
Median Household Income # 510 2nd
Per Capita Income # 471 9th

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