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Cambridge is a city in Massachusetts, State of United States, Cambridge population in 2023 is estimated to be 117,950, covers city area of 7.10 sq mi (18.40 sq km), ranks fourth largest city in Massachusetts State, two-hundred-forty-first city in the United States. Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, and part of the Boston metropolitan area. Cambridge was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River. Cambridge population as per 2020 census is 118,403 compared to 2010 population of 105,162 with the increase number of 13,241 people and growth of 12.6 percent.

Below is the Cambridge population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010105,038
2011105,9050.83
2012107,9111.89
2013112,0693.85
2014113,0190.85
2015113,4970.42
2016115,7301.97
2017117,1331.21
2018118,9771.57
2019118,621-0.30
2020118,403-0.18
2021 *117,097-1.103
2022 *117,7360.54
2023 *117,9500.18
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated


Cambridge Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Cambridge population is 118,925, out of these 59,388 are male, 59,537 are female, The sex ratio of Cambridge is 100. The median age of the Cambridge population is 29.7, Cambridge population by age are, under 18 years is 15,872, 16 years and over is 104,303, 18 years and over is 103,053, 21 years and over is 93,506, 65 years and over is 15,096. 49.9% are male, 50.1% are female, Population of Cambridge by age percent-wise is, 13.3% are under 18 years old, 87.7% are 16 years and over, 86.7% are 18 years and over, 78.6% are 21 years and over, 10.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 51,621 housing units, The voting population of Cambridge are 85,649, out of these 40,997 are male voters, 44,652 are female voters, 47.9% are male, 52.1% are female. Cambridge population in 2022 is estimated to be 117,736, and in 2021 is estimated to be 117,097.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,3984.5%
5 - 94,6873.9%
10 - 143,5523.0%
15 - 199,2197.8%
20 - 2417,20814.5%
25 - 3431,53026.5%
35 - 4415,47113.0%
45 - 5410,3748.7%
55 - 595,0384.2%
60 - 643,9853.4%
65 - 747,2176.1%
75 - 843,9133.3%
85 and over1,3331.1%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Cambridge Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Cambridge by race are:

White Population

White population in Cambridge, Massachusetts are 74,349, percentage wise 62.5 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Cambridge, Massachusetts are 13,954, percentage wise 11.7 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Cambridge, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Cambridge are 20,546, percentage wise 17.3 percent are asians, out of these 4,027 are Asian Indians, 10,354 are Chinese, 339 are Filipinos, 715 are Japanese, 2,547 are Korean, 599 are Vietnamese and 1,965 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Cambridge, Massachusetts are 11,049. Percentage wise 9.3 percent are hispanics, out of these 2,225 are Mexican people, 2,687 are Puerto Ricans, 229 are Cubans, and 5,908 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race118,925Percent
White74,34962.5%
Black or African American13,95411.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.1%
Asian Population20,54617.3%
Asian Indian4,0273.4%
Chinese10,3548.7%
Filipino3390.3%
Japanese7150.6%
Other Asian Population1,965
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander530.0%
Hispanic or Latino11,0499.3%
Mexican2,2251.9%
Puerto Rican2,6872.3%
Cuban2290.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino5,908
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Cambridge native population is 87,069, out of these 37,382 born in the Massachusetts state and 46,298 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 31,856, out of these 13,566 are Naturalized US citizen, 2,310 are in Europe, 4,775 in Asia, 3,440 in Africa, 2,494 in Latin America and 496 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Cambridge are 18,290, out of these 4,226 are from Europe, 9,926 are from Asia, 500 from Africa, 2,581 are from Latin America and 817 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native87,069
Born in state of residence37,382
Born in other state in the United States46,298
Northeast21,014
Midwest8,185
South10,365
West6,734
Born outside the United States3,389
Puerto Rico901
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)2,488
Foreign born
Born outside of United States31,856
Naturalized U.S. citizen13,566
Europe2,310
Asia4,775
Africa3,440
Oceania51
Latin America2,494
Northern America496
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen18,290
Europe4,226
Asia9,926
Africa500
Oceania240
Latin America2,581
Northern America817
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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