Cambridge, Iowa

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Cambridge, Iowa
City
Location of Cambridge, Iowa
Location of Cambridge, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°53′55″N 93°31′47″W / 41.898735°N 93.529662°W / 41.898735; -93.529662Coordinates: 41°53′55″N 93°31′47″W / 41.898735°N 93.529662°W / 41.898735; -93.529662
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Story
Area[1]
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 827
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 824
 • Density 751.8/sq mi (290.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50046
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-10225
GNIS feature ID 0455098
Website www.cambridge-ia.us

Cambridge is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 827 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.

Geography[edit]

Cambridge's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.898735, -93.529662.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Water tower located in the city
Mural located on the north side of the Library / American Legion building in Cambridge
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 200 —    
1880 223 +11.5%
1890 432 +93.7%
1900 667 +54.4%
1910 696 +4.3%
1920 739 +6.2%
1930 639 −13.5%
1940 608 −4.9%
1950 573 −5.8%
1960 587 +2.4%
1970 661 +12.6%
1980 732 +10.7%
1990 714 −2.5%
2000 819 +14.7%
2010 827 +1.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 827 people, 310 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 751.8 inhabitants per square mile (290.3/km2). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 310.9 per square mile (120.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 310 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 819 people, 314 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 794.5 people per square mile (307.0/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 318.2 per square mile (123.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.60% White, 0.73% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

There were 314 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,059, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $31,638 versus $25,724 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,524. About 6.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Cambridge is served by the Ballard Community School District.

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