Statistical Profiles

The following statistical profiles summarize a variety of information about Cambridge.  these are a good starting point to begin learn about the numbers that describe the city.

Statistical Profile of Cambridge 

Cover of Demographic and Statistical Profile This document includes 62 pages of statistical tables and charts covering wide range of topics, including general demographics, income, labor force and employment, transportation, land use and housing. The Profile can serve as both a general introduction to the make up of the City’s population and as a reference document. Updated in June 2011.

Housing Market Profile

Cover of Housing Market Profile The Housing Market Information packet provides information about market rate housing sales costs, condominium conversions, private market rents, foreclosures, and vacancy rates. Last updated in 2010.

Just the Facts 

Cover to Just the Facts Brochure A resource guide for businesses featuring location, demographic, workforce and commercial information to assist with locating your business in Cambridge.

Moving Forward

Cover of Moving Forward reportMoving Forward: Journey to Work Trends in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, analyses American Community Survey data on commuting, which has been collected in the Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP). The report summarizes the commuting patterns among three groups of workers:

  • The Workforce, all those who work in Cambridge regardless of place of residence;
  • The Labor Force, all those Cambridge residents who work regardless of place of work; and
  • The Resident Labor Force, those who both reside in and work in Cambridge.

The report is based on data collected into the 2006 – 2010 CTPP data set, the most recent complete analysis of the national transportation data collected by the U. S. Census Bureau. Comparative information is also provided from the 1990 and 2000 Journey to Work data sets. Updated in 2016.

Neighborhood Statistical Profile of Cambridge

Cover of 2016 Neighborhood Statistical Profile The Neighborhood profile includes a three page summary for each of Cambridge's thirteen neighborhoods as well as a summary of the City's population. There is also a series of twelve comparison tables, allowing easy comparison of information from the 1980, 1990, and 2000 Decennial Census both within and across neighborhoods.  Each comparison table also includes information from either the 2010 Decennial Census or 2010-14 American Community Survey, depending on the topic.  Periodic updates are planned to incorporate more current information from the American Community Survey.  The 2004 version of the profile included additional topic tables and can be found here.

City of Cambridge Community Health Assessment

A publication of the Cambridge Public Health Department, the Community Health Assessment report provides a broad overview of data related to the health needs of the community.

For More Information

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