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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.

People

Total Population 12,534
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,412
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 32.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $28,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,411
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,192

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,417
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $162,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cambridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles SE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Dorchester
Standard Zip Codes 21613
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.563
Longitude -76.079

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)

Station CAMBRIDGE WATER TRMT PLT
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station PATUXENT RIVER NAS
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 65 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station DENTON 2 E
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East New Market 458 $58,750
Easton 16,599 $67,787
Hurlock 1,958 $35,958
Oxford 545 $144,250
Secretary 759 $55,875
Trappe 1,228 $68,676

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cambridge Public Libraries

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CAMBRIDGE-SOUTH DORCHESTER HIGH
2475 CAMBRIDGE BYPASS
410-228-9224
Serves 921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
2465 CAMBRIDGE BYPASS
410-228-3457
A Vocational School

THE JUDY CENTER
1405 GLASGOW ST
410-221-5268
A Non-traditional School

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