Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the major factor in selecting what community works best. The rent burden for Cambridge is around 18.4% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Cambridge is about $1,989 per month and the median home value in Cambridge is about $670,281.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Cambridge is 30 years old. In Cambridge, 1.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In terms of education, 76.4% have a college degree, 47.4% have a graduate degree, and 8.9% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Cambridge is 10.8% black, 66.9% white, 15.7% Asian, 8.8% Hispanic, 2.1% other or not specified, 0.2% Native American, 4.2% mixed race, and 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Cambridge, 13.5% live in poverty, 6.8% have some form of disability, 2.3% do not have health insurance, and 2.8% are widowed. Currently, the population of Cambridge consists of 113,630 people. Cambridge has a population density of 6,862 people per square mile.
An overview of Massachusetts
The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. The state of Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 113.9 and a housing index rating of 170.3. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare compared to other US states. In total, Massachusetts has 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,200 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 33% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.5 AQI. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white spruce, American linden, eastern red cedar, and butterfly weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bats, the black bears, the lanceleaf coreopsis, or the spike gayfeather. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.