Cambridge, NY


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Cambridge is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,830 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cambridge is the 584th largest community in New York. Cambridge has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cambridge is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.94% of the Cambridge workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Cambridge is a village of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cambridge who work in sales jobs (9.03%), teaching (8.07%), and office and administrative support (7.52%).

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

The percentage of people in Cambridge who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.69% of adults in Cambridge have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cambridge in 2010 was $24,303, 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 $97,212 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cambridge include German, Italian, English, and French .

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