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Overview

Introduction to Cambridge, Maryland

Located in Dorchester county, Cambridge, Maryland, is 45 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 55 miles SE of Washington, District of Columbia.

Cambridge History

The city of Cambridge was founded in 1684. It is one of the oldest communities in Maryland. Cambridge was incorporated as a city in 1793. The present-day territory of Cambridge was originally a part of the Choptank Indian Reservation. Cambridge is known as the Queen City on the Eastern Shore. It played a key role in Civil Rights Movement. As of now, Cambridge holds a seat on Dorchester county.

Cambridge and nearby Attractions

  • Brannock Maritime Museum
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cambridge Country Club
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park
  • Dorchester Arts Center

Things To Do In Cambridge

The Dorchester Arts Center, the Brannock Maritime Museum, Dorchester Heritage Museum, and Harriet Tubman Museum are in the city. Spocott Windmill and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge are in the region. The Calvert Cliffs State Park, situated on Chesapeake Bay, provides recreational facilities such as fishing and trailing. The only golf course in the city is the Cambridge Country Club.

Cambridge Transportation

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport is nearby.

Cambridge Higher Education

Higher education is available at Salisbury State University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, and Anne Arundel Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,552
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+5,498
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married31.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,957
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,608

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,138
% Above Poverty Level72.7%
% Below Poverty Level27.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$827
Median House Value$157,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.9%
Irish7%
English6.8%
Italian3.2%
Polish2%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Cambridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dorchester County
Standard Zip Codes21613
Phone Area Codes410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.56
Approximate Longitude-76.07

Cambridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCAMBRIDGE WATER TRMT PLT
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationPATUXENT RIVER NAS
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 65 F
Jul Temp70 to 86 F
Oct Temp50 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationDENTON 2 E
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East New Market414$68,036
Easton16,637$67,708
Hurlock2,092$45,357
Oxford583$126,250
Secretary681$56,806
Trappe1,261$67,212

Cambridge Public Libraries

Dorchester County Public Library
303 GAY STREET
Cambridge, Maryland
(410) 228-7332

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Cambridge Hospitals

Eastern Shore Hospital Center
(Government - State)
5262 Woods Road
(410) 221-2300
Adventist Behavioral Health Eastern Shore
(Non-profit)
821 Fieldcrest Drive
(410) 221-0288
University Of Md Shore Medical Ctr At Dorchester
(Government - State)
300 Bryn Street
(410) 228-5511
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Post Office Box 800
(410) 221-2525

Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge-south Dorchester High School
2475 Cambridge Beltway
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-9224
High
Total Enrollment 782
Choptank Elementary School
1103 Mace's Lane
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Dorchester County Career And Technology Center
2465 Cambridge Beltway
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-3457
Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center
1405 Glasgow Street
ZIP: 21613
(410) 221-5268
Mace's Lane Middle School
1101 Mace's Lane
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-2111
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Maple Elementary School
5225 Egypt Rd.
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-8577
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Sandy Hill Elementary
1503 Glasgow Road
ZIP: 21613
(410) 228-7978
Primary
Total Enrollment 523

Cambridge Private Schools

Cambridge Christian Academy
205 Maryland Ave
ZIP: 21613
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Open Bible Academy
1619 Race St
ZIP: 21613
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
The Ridge School Of The Eastern Shore
821 Fieldcrest Rd
ZIP: 21613
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
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