Cambridge, NY

Cambridge profile

Living in Cambridge

Cambridge is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,788 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cambridge is the 584th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Cambridge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Cambridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cambridge is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cambridge who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), food service (8.31%), and management occupations (7.42%).

Of important note, Cambridge is also a village of artists. Cambridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cambridge’s character.

Also of interest is that Cambridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Cambridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cambridge, the average commute to work is 31.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small village, Cambridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Cambridge are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.28% of adults in Cambridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cambridge in 2018 was $29,051, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,204 for a family of four. However, Cambridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cambridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cambridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cambridge include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Cambridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.