Cambridge Business and Labor Force Data

The 2010 Cambridge Statistical Profile provides information about the labor force, employment by industry and occupation, unemployment and underemployment, the size of the workforce, employment by sector, and average and median wages.

Note that information found in the following tables and that do not share the same source should not be compared due to differing data collection techniques.

Cambridge Top 25 Employers

Information about larger employers in Cambridge. The most recent table includes links to the employment web sites of these organizations. Source: Cambridge Community Development Department.

Cambridge Resident Labor Force

Information about Cambridge residents who work, regardless of the location of their place of employment. Source: Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Cambridge Workforce

Information about all those who work in Cambridge, regardless of place of residence. Source: Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Economic Census of Businesses

Every fifth year the U. S. Census Bureau conducts the Economic Census of the United States, which collects detailed data on Cambridge businesses. Source: U. S. Census Bureau.

Non-Profit Corporations

Organizations qualify as non-profits if they have IRS recognition of tax-exempt status. Certain types of public charities, such as churches and organizations with less than $5,000 in gross receipts, are not required to file for official 501(c)(3) status.  Source: IRS data recompiled and released by the National Center for Charitable Statistics Data Archive.

For More Information

For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook,, Senior Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.