Cambridge MA is part of Boston

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Basic data Founding:1636 Country:United StatesState:MassachusettsCounty:Middlesex CountyCoordinates:42 ° 22 ′ N, 71 ° 6 ′ W 42.364722222222-71.10472222222212 Coordinates: 42 ° 22 ′ N, 71 ° 6 ′ WTime zone:Eastern (UTC − 5 / −4) Residents:116.632 (Status: 2019)Population density:6,984 inhabitants per km² Surface:18.5 km² (approx. 7 mi²)
of which 16.7 km² (approx. 6 mi²) country Height:12 m Postcodes:02138–02142 Prefix:+1 617, 857 FIPS:25-11000 GNIS ID:0617365Website:www.cambridgema.govMayor:Marc C. McGovern (2018–2019)
Harvard Square with newspaper kiosk

Cambridge is located in Middlesex County in the US state of Massachusetts. The district was abolished in 1997 and only exists today as a geographical description. Cambridge and Lowell were the county towns of Middlesex Counties.

Over the city

geography

View from Boston of Harvard’s Weld Boathouse and Cambridge; in the foreground the Charles River

Cambridge is bordered by Boston to the east and south, Somerville and Arlington to the north, and Watertown and Belmont to the west.

population

As of the 2000 census, 101,355 residents, 42,615 households and 17,599 families reside in the city. The population density is 6086.1 / km2 (15,766.1 / mi2). There are 44,725 residential wings with an average density of 2,685 / km2 (6957.1 / mi2). 68.10% of the city's population is White, 11.92% African American, 0.29% Native American, 11.88% Asian, 0.08% Pacific, 3.19% of other origins, and 4.56% of two or more Descended from ethnic groups. 7.36% of the population are Hispanics or Latinos of any origin.

There are 42,615 households of which 17.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.1% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female head of the household and 58.7% are non-families. 41.4% of all households are individuals and 9.2% of all households only have one person who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.03 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the city, the age structure of the population is scattered with 13.3% under 18 years, 21.2% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64 and 9.2% with 65 years of age or more. The average age is 30 years. For every 100 women there are 96.1 men. For every 100 women aged 18 or older, there are 94.7 men.

The median income for a household in the city is $ 47,979 and the median income for a family is $ 59,423. Men have a median income of $ 43,825 versus $ 38,489 for women. The per capita income for the city is $ 31,156. 12.9% of the population and 8.7% of families are below the poverty line. Of all people living in poverty, 15.1% are under 18 years of age and 12.9% are 65 years of age or older.

year Residents1
1980 095.322
1990 095.802
2000 101.322
2010 105.201
2016 110.651
1 1980–2010: census results; 2016: US Census Bureau estimate

Law and government

Cambridge has a nine-member city council and a six-member school committee. City councilors and committee members are elected every two years using the single transferable vote (STV) system. Since the dissolution of the New York City Community School Boards in 2002, the council is unusually the only board of directors in the United States to use STV.[2]

The mayor is elected by and from the city council, serves as chairman of the city council meetings and also sits on the school committee. Still, the mayor is not the city's chief executive. This role is more likely to be assumed by the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council.

traffic

Cambridge is served by the subway line Red Line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), this also represents the connection with the neighboring city of Boston. The four lines of the trolleybus Cambridge and various bus lines operate within the city, including for the The MBTA is responsible for road-based transport.

Universities, colleges, schools

Town twinning

Cambridge has active partnerships with seven cities:[3]

sons and daughters of the town

  • Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872–1958), poet, novelist and children's book author
  • Fred Allen (1894–1956), actor, comedian and radio host
  • Leroy Anderson (1908-1975), composer
  • Jonathan Beckwith (* 1935), biochemist, microbiologist and geneticist
  • Herbert Berliner (1882–1966), Canadian music producer and inventor
  • Traci Bingham (* 1968), model and actress
  • Phil Brown (1916-2006), actor
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016), King of Thailand
  • Charles Bickford (1891-1967), actor
  • Noah Bless (* 1968), jazz musician
  • Percy Williams Bridgman (1882–1961), physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Paul Broadnax (1926–2018), jazz musician
  • E. E. Cummings (1894–1962), poet and writer
  • Matt Damon (born 1970), actor
  • Susan Davis (born 1944), politician
  • Robert Deeley (born 1946), Catholic Bishop of Portland
  • Bill Elgart (* 1942), jazz drummer
  • Charles Eliot (1859-1897), landscape architect
  • Nnenna Freelon (* 1954), jazz singer
  • David Gilmore (* 1964), jazz musician
  • Marque Gilmore, percussionist and drummer
  • Paul Michael Glaser (* 1943), actor
  • William Caspar Graustein (1888–1941), mathematician
  • Stephen Greenblatt (* 1943), literary scholar
  • Jerry Grossman (born 1950), cellist
  • William Dodd Hathaway (1924-2013), politician
  • Robert Herrick (1868–1938), writer and acting governor of the US Virgin Islands
  • George L. Hersey (1927–2007), art and architecture historian
  • Edward Burlingame Hill (1872–1960), composer
  • Johnny Hodges (1906–1970), swing alto saxophonist
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), American physician and writer
  • Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973), sculptor
  • Joe Hyams (1923-2008), journalist and writer
  • Louis Francis Kelleher (1889–1946), auxiliary bishop in Boston
  • Steve Leach (* 1966), ice hockey player and coach
  • Neil Leonard (1927–2012), author and professor
  • Richard Lourie (* 1940), writer, translator and publicist
  • James Russell Lowell (1819–1891), poet, essayist, editor, professor, and diplomat
  • Jessica Lurie (* 1967), jazz musician
  • Franc Luz (born 1950), film actor
  • Frank Lynes (1858–1913), composer, organist and music teacher
  • Fred MacIsaac (1886-1940), science fiction writer
  • Raphe Malik (1948-2006), free jazz trumpeter
  • Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011), science fiction writer
  • Erica McDermott (born 1973), actress
  • Douglass North (1920–2015), economist and economic historian
  • Devika Parikh (born 1966), actress
  • Charles S. Peirce (1839–1914), mathematician, philosopher and logician
  • Edward Charles Pickering (1846–1919), astronomer and physicist, brother of William Henry Pickering
  • Samuel M. Pinsly (1899–1977), railroad operator
  • Douglas Preston (born 1956), writer
  • Richard Preston (born 1954), writer
  • Alex Rocco (1936-2015), actor
  • Edward Royce (1886–1963), composer and music teacher
  • Lloyd S. Shapley (1923–2016), economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize winner
  • Edmund Ware Sinnott (1888–1968), botanist and philosopher of biology
  • Russi Taylor (1944-2019), voice actress
  • Sam Waterston (born 1940), actor
  • Arthur Whiting (1861–1936), composer, organist and pianist
  • Jonathan Wiesen (* 1968), historian

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Explore Census Data. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  2. ↑ Single transferable vote (Memento from March 6, 2005 in Internet Archive)
  3. ↑ City of Cambridge - Sister Cities Overview, accessed June 17, 2018