Cambridge, Minnesota

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Cambridge, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 10% Cambridge Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Cambridge, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 1 4
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
College Educated Adults 5 7
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 5 3
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 8
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 5 3

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Cambridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles N of Coon Rapids, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Isanti
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55008
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.572
Longitude -93.224

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 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.1 inches
Station CEDAR
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
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Cambridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,520 100%
Male 2,491 45.1%
Female 3,029 54.9%
Under 18 1,374 24.9%
18+ 4,146 75.1%
65+ 1,275 23.1%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.95
White 5,366 97.2%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 32 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 37 0.7%
Other 14 0.3%
Mixed Race 53 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 0.6%

Estimated Cambridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,198
Growth 1,678
Growth % 30.4%

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 24.7%
German 24.6%
Norwegian 14.6%
Irish 5.1%
English 4.6%
US/American 3.8%
Polish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Italian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Danish 1.5%
Finnish 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Syrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
European 0.2%
Dutch 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:

Edgewood (55008)
Spectacle Lake (55008)

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 5,520 $53,381
Bethel 443 $50,500
Braham 1,276 $43,229
Harris 1,121 $51,719
Isanti 2,324 $46,842
North Branch 8,023 $56,512
St. Francis 4,910 $52,193

Cambridge Public Libraries

East Central Regional Library
Cambridge, Minnesota
(763) 689-7390
Library Web Site

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Cambridge Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(763) 689-7700
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Cambridge

(As of 2006)
2101 Second Avenue Se
(763) 689-0606
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Cambridge High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

430 N.W. 8TH AVE.
Serves 1,565 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

303 7TH LANE N.E.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 302 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

Cambridge Colleges

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