On Monday, I’m heading out for my Cambridge (MA) to Cambridge (NY) road trip. I’ve been studying up on Cambridge, NY, where I’ll focus on the village, rather than the town of the same name. (More on that next week, once I figure it all out.) For now, I started by gathering basic information (thank you, Wikipedia) to guide my conversations when I’m there.
A bird’s-eye view of these numbers could lead to the assumption that the difference between Cambridge, MA and Cambridge, NY is population and there’s not much else to see. As I’ve read further, though, I’ve come to think there are other key forces at play. I’m looking forward to chatting with folks there and finding out more.
|Type of community or government||City||Village|
|Zip code(s)||02138 to 02142||12816|
|Population from 2010 Census||105,162||1870|
|Area (square miles)||7.1||1.7|
|Population density/square mile||16,355||1151|
|Population breakdown (percent)|
|18 to 24||21.2||7.1|
|25 to 44||38.6||24.5|
|45 to 64||17.8||23.0|
|65 or older||9.2||19.8|
|Percent white||67||98 (2000)|
|Miles to an ocean (approximately, as the crow flies)||3||124|
|Distance to Cambridge, MA (shortest driving distance)||0||160 miles|