Cambridge, NY
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Cambridge profile

Living in Cambridge

Cambridge is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,788 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cambridge is the 631st largest community in New York. Cambridge has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Cambridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cambridge is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cambridge who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), legal occupations (11.75%), and healthcare (10.98%).

Of important note, Cambridge is also a village of artists. Cambridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cambridge’s character.

Also of interest is that Cambridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Cambridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cambridge, the average commute to work is 35.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

The population of Cambridge is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.23% of adults in Cambridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cambridge in 2018 was $30,302, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,208 for a family of four. However, Cambridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cambridge include Irish, English, German, French Canadian, and Polish.

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