Cambridge, OH
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Cambridge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 10,402 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cambridge is the 168th largest community in Ohio. Cambridge has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cambridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (11.50%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (7.82%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cambridge spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.29 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Cambridge with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.50% of adults in Cambridge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cambridge in 2010 was $17,973, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,892 for a family of four. However, Cambridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Cambridge also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.78% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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