Cambridge, MD


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Cambridge is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 12,507 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cambridge is the 71st largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, Cambridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cambridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cambridge is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cambridge who work in sales jobs (12.70%), office and administrative support (12.49%), and food service (10.35%).

One of the nice things about Cambridge is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Being a small city, Cambridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Cambridge citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.05% of adults in Cambridge have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cambridge in 2010 was $21,359, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,436 for a family of four. However, Cambridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cambridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cambridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cambridge residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cambridge include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Cambridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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