This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Cambridge has a similar population density. Cambridge is perfect for those who like the fast paced city environment.
Cambridge, MA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Cambridge has a population density of 15,855, with 101,930 current residents.
Out of the 101,930 current residents, 49% are male and 50% are female. 36% of the residents are married and 63% are single.
- 55% Sun
- 45% Rain
- 48% Snow
51°F average temperature
- 144 years Median home age
- $437,980 Median home price
- -2.34% Home appreciation rate
- 11.7% Annual property tax
As for living in Cambridge, the air quality is 44% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 45% rainy, and 48% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Cambridge, you should know that 30.2% of homes are owned while 63.4% of homes are rented, and 6.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $437,980, the median age of homes is 144 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.34% and the annual property tax is 11.70%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Cambridge, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Cambridge’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Cambridge is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 88.13% Democratic, 10.15% Republican, and 1.72% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:9
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
38%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Cambridge, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.60% of residents are unemployed in Cambridge (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Cambridge residents: 17.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 48.26% are in the arts and sciences field, 9.2% are in the customer service field, 18% are in the sales field, 0.07% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:9. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.15%, 3.51% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.60% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 37.60% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Cambridge, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Cambridge have a few different options. 35% of commuters use their own cars, 5% of commuters carpool, 25% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.