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Cambridge By The Numbers


There’s a seemingly endless number of positive adjectives that can be used to describe the city of Cambridge – innovative, dynamic, vibrant, diverse, historic, cultured, eclectic – the list goes on. If you live in a Cambridge apartment or condo, or if you work in one of the city’s charismatic neighborhoods, then you already have much of the qualitative evidence you need to make your own appraisal of the city. But many people are relocating to the area for the first time because of the numerous employment and educational opportunities it offers, so we put together a snapshot of important numbers that help paint a more complete picture for those newcomers who are looking rent an apartment in Cambridge.

Total Area: 7.13 square miles (6.4 square miles of land and .7 square miles of water)

Driving Distance From Downtown Boston: 3 miles

Number of Neighborhoods: 13

Average Summer Temperature: 69 degrees

Total Population: 113,630

Median Age of Residents: 30.5 years

Percentage of Female Residents: 51.2%

Percentage of Male Residents: 48.8%

Percentage of Residents Born in Massachusetts: 38%

Per Capita Income: $50,195

Percentage of Residents with a Graduate Degree: 46.19%

Unemployment Rate: 2.1%

Number of Jobs: 125,944 (not including self-employed or sole proprietors)

Number of Full-Time Positions Currently Available (via 3,420

Number of Private Business Establishments: 5,063

Percentage of Democratic Voters: 56.80%

Percentage of Republican Voters: 4.14%

Walk Score: 87

Transit Score: 72

Bike Score: 96

Number of Public Schools: 17

Number of Private Schools: 13

Number of Post-Secondary Schools: 14

Cambridge is ranked in the 82nd percentile for livability by, due mostly to its abundance of local amenities, low crime, stable housing market, high income per capita and high graduation rates. In East Cambridge, where Proto Kendall Square is located, livability is ranked in the 91st percentile with a walk score of 76, making it an ideal neighborhood to start an apartment search. As we mentioned before, Cambridge became an international epicenter for innovation over the last decade, and in 2017 twelve of the top twenty employers in Cambridge were in the fields of biotechnology, hi-tech and research and development.

The well-known Cambridge Innovation Center, which was responsible for 1,872 Cambridge jobs in 2017 is just a short walk from the newest luxury apartments in Cambridge, Proto Kendall Square, and nearby Harvard and MIT ensure that the city will always be rich with culture, intelligence and activity. For more information about Cambridge apartments, jobs, demographics, restaurants and more, just contact us!

The information in this article was aggregated from several sources including,, and

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