Cambridge, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Cambridge had a population of 1,046 as of July 1, 2016. Cambridge ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cambridge is located at latitude 40.2843 and longitude -100.1654 in Furnas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cambridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Furnas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,267 feet.

The City of Cambridge (GNIS ID: 2393508) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cambridge is located within Cambridge Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Furnas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cambridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cambridge: Pickletown.

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Cambridge, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,046
Population in Households 1,020
Population in Familes 789
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 782
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $85,764
Average Home Value $121,922


Median Household Income $41,161
Average Household Income $62,800
Per Capita Income $28,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.21%
Households -0.13% -0.12%
Families 0.69% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cambridge, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cambridge to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 107 82nd
Population Density1 # 312 46th
Diversity Index2 # 457 21st
Median Household Income # 460 21st
Per Capita Income # 180 69th

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