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Cambridge, Maryland

Cambridge is a city located in Dorchester County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,911. It is the county seat of Dorchester County6.


\nCambridge is located at 38°33'59" North, 76°4'37" West (38.566285, -76.077081)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 17.4 km² (6.7 mi²) of it is land and 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 25.06% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 10,911 people, 4,629 households, and 2,698 families residing in the city. The population density is 626.0/km² (1,622.3/mi²). There are 5,230 housing units at an average density of 300.0/km² (777.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.75% White, 49.94% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 4,629 households out of which 27.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.7% are married couples living together, 23.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% are non-families. 36.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.88. In the city the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $25,967, and the median income for a family is $32,118. Males have a median income of $25,705 versus $21,221 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,647. 20.3% of the population and 17.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.0% are under the age of 18 and 18.6% are 65 or older.