Cambridge, Iowa

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Cambridge is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 819 at the 2000 U.S. Census. It is part of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.

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Geography

Cambridge is located at 41°53′55″N 93°31′47″W / 41.898735°N 93.529662°W / 41.898735; -93.529662 (41.898735, -93.529662).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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