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Cambridge, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Cambridge had a population of 12,459 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.5632 and longitude -76.0788 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cambridge 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.


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Cambridge, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cambridge, MD Housing Affordability Index is 113
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cambridge, MD Wealth Index is 43
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 12,459
Population in Households 12,149
Population in Families 9,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 310
Population Density 1,170
Diversity Index1 65
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,249
Average Household Income $52,410
Per Capita Income $22,091
Wealth Index3 43

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,978 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,184 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,129 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $158,910
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,162
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,001
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.07% -0.26%
Households -0.02% -0.33%
Families -0.2% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

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, 2019 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 # 109 79th
Population Density # 277 47th
Diversity Index # 87 84th
Median Household Income # 511 2nd
Per Capita Income # 473 9th

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