Cambridge, Illinois

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Cambridge, Illinois

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High Points

Cambridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 17% Cambridge Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Cambridge, Illinois

Comparing Cambridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Senior Citizens 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Cambridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61238
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.303
Longitude -90.192

Cambridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Cambridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,180 100%
Male 1,099 50.4%
Female 1,081 49.6%
Under 18 536 24.6%
18+ 1,644 75.4%
65+ 347 15.9%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.95
White 2,140 98.2%
African-American 17 0.8%
Asian 7 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 11 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.5%

Estimated Cambridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,121
Growth -59
Growth % -2.7%

Cambridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Swedish 24.4%
German 20.5%
US/American 15.5%
English 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
Irish 6.7%
Belgian 5.5%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cambridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Munson (61238)
Ulah (61238)
Weller (61238)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cambridge 2,180 $46,786
Andover 594 $49,821
Bishop Hill 125 $50,000
Galva 2,758 $45,880
Geneseo 6,480 $51,455
Orion 1,713 $55,370
Woodhull 809 $42,500

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Cambridge High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

Cambridge Colleges

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