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Cambridge, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Cambridge had a population of 12,710 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cambridge, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,710
Daytime Population: Workers 9,755
Daytime Population: Residents 6,773
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,528
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 12,400
Population in Familes 9,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 310
Population Density2 1,206
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $32,993
Average Household Income $48,359
Per Capita Income $21,223


Total Housing Units 6,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,304 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,969 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,158 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $175,968
Average Home Value $200,966


Total Households 5,273
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,078
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.32%
Households 0.27% 0.27%
Families 0.09% 0.16%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

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, 2017 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 # 107 80th
Population Density # 272 48th
Diversity Index # 88 83rd
Median Household Income # 511 2nd
Per Capita Income # 473 9th

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