Cambridge, Idaho

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Cambridge, Idaho
City
Location of Cambridge, Idaho
Location of Cambridge, Idaho
Coordinates: 44°34′18″N 116°40′41″W / 44.57167°N 116.67806°W / 44.57167; -116.67806Coordinates: 44°34′18″N 116°40′41″W / 44.57167°N 116.67806°W / 44.57167; -116.67806
Country United States
State Idaho
County Washington
Government
 • Mayor Nanette Rhodes
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 2,661 ft (811 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 328
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 322
 • Density 683.3/sq mi (263.8/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83610
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-12520
GNIS feature ID 0400338
Website cambridge.id.gov

Cambridge is a city in Washington County, Idaho, United States. The population was 328 at the 2010 census, down from 360 in 2000. It is the second largest city in the county, behind the significantly larger Weiser, the county seat.

Geography[edit]

Cambridge is located at 44°34′18″N 116°40′41″W / 44.57167°N 116.67806°W / 44.57167; -116.67806 (44.571535, −116.678013),[4] at an elevation of 2,661 feet (811 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), of which, 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

Cambridge has a dry-summer continental climate (Köppen Dsa), with cold, moist winters, gradual springs, hot and dry summers, and brief autumns. July is the hottest month, with a daily average of 74.1 °F (23.4 °C); highs reach 100 °F (38 °C) on 10.7 days in a typical year and 90 °F (32 °C) on 57 days.[5] Yet because of the aridity, summer nights typically cool to below 60 °F (16 °C). January is the coldest month, with a daily average of 23.3 °F (−4.8 °C), and lows falling to 0 °F (−18 °C) or below on 9.6 nights per year.[5] Snowfall averages 33 inches (84 cm) per season. Precipitation is usually infrequent and light, especially so during the summer months. Extremes have ranged from −35 °F (−37 °C) on December 13, 1919 to 117 °F (47 °C), recorded July 29, 1934.

Climate data for Cambridge, Idaho (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 58
(14)
65
(18)
78
(26)
99
(37)
101
(38)
109
(43)
117
(47)
110
(43)
110
(43)
95
(35)
73
(23)
65
(18)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 30.9
(−0.6)
37.5
(3.1)
52.0
(11.1)
63.4
(17.4)
72.8
(22.7)
81.7
(27.6)
92.8
(33.8)
91.8
(33.2)
80.9
(27.2)
64.8
(18.2)
45.4
(7.4)
32.4
(0.2)
62.2
(16.8)
Average low °F (°C) 15.8
(−9)
18.6
(−7.4)
28.9
(−1.7)
35.5
(1.9)
42.3
(5.7)
49.3
(9.6)
55.4
(13)
53.2
(11.8)
43.5
(6.4)
34.0
(1.1)
26.4
(−3.1)
17.4
(−8.1)
35.0
(1.7)
Record low °F (°C) −34
(−37)
−31
(−35)
−11
(−24)
10
(−12)
21
(−6)
27
(−3)
29
(−2)
28
(−2)
17
(−8)
2
(−17)
−16
(−27)
−35
(−37)
−35
(−37)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.91
(73.9)
2.34
(59.4)
2.15
(54.6)
1.43
(36.3)
1.69
(42.9)
1.19
(30.2)
0.38
(9.7)
0.42
(10.7)
0.70
(17.8)
1.21
(30.7)
2.75
(69.9)
3.74
(95)
20.92
(531.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 10.4
(26.4)
4.5
(11.4)
0.9
(2.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5.6
(14.2)
11.7
(29.7)
33.1
(84.1)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.9 8.8 10.0 7.8 7.6 5.8 2.7 2.8 3.5 5.6 10.9 11.3 86.8
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.7 1.5 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 3.4 9.5
Source: NOAA [5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 525
1910 349 −33.5%
1920 404 15.8%
1930 336 −16.8%
1940 405 20.5%
1950 354 −12.6%
1960 473 33.6%
1970 383 −19.0%
1980 428 11.7%
1990 374 −12.6%
2000 360 −3.7%
2010 328 −8.9%
source:[6][7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 328 people, 151 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 683.3 inhabitants per square mile (263.8/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 370.8 per square mile (143.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.6% Native American, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 151 households of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 360 people, 152 households, and 100 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,270.6 people per square mile (496.4/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 610.6 per square mile (238.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.33% White, 0.28% Native American, 0.83% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races.

There were 152 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,386, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,475. About 7.8% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Highways[edit]

The city is served by U.S. Highway 95, connecting to Council and New Meadows to the north and Weiser and Payette to the south. State Highway 71 heads northwest from Cambridge to the Brownlee Dam on the Snake River.

References[edit]

Road signs at an intersection of U.S. Route 95 northbound at the town of Cambridge.
  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b c "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  6. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 91.
  7. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Idaho 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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