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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Cambridge is a town in Minnesota with a population of 8,587. Cambridge is in Isanti County. Living in Cambridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Cambridge and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cambridge are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Cambridge Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,674.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Cambridge

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,974
National
$55,322

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Cambridge Reviews

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Cambridge has it's pros and cons just like any other city. The main issue is how high the cost of living is, as in rent, house payments, and lack of affordable housing. The schools are pretty decent, with the exception of students who bully other students, aren't held accountable. The area is nice, not too city, and not too country. It has enough variety of stores to meet everyone's needs, and isn't too far from the cities. Being that it is a small town, everyone knows everyone's personal business, and gossip is at an all time high. Likewise, drugs are an issue here as well. The city water is pretty bad, and I highly recommend not drinking it. There isn't much here for entertainment purposes for people of all ages. Just a movie theater, a couple of restaurants, and a mini golf course. Cambridge lacks entertainment venues for teenagers, and that could be a big reason for the drug problem. Cambridge also lacks a variety of restaurants, but has too many places to get pizza from.
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Cambridge is an overall upstanding community. Its inhabitants are friendly and enjoy holding community orientated events such as parades, craft sales, fairs, and farmer's markets. The city has a great balance of commercial and residential sections and even contains a bit of historic elements. The city has a cozy library, small town theater, and a variety of stores.
Cambridge has this small town feel that I know attracts many people, even though it has over 10,000 people in it. When you arrive into the town from the west, you drive over a bridge passing over a beautiful river, and it just makes you feel at home. I have been living in Cambridge since I was born, so I may be a little bias but I believe that this town is a great place to raise a family, find a worthy and long-lasting job, and surround yourself with the community who have many of the same values as you do. The school systems are wonderful and I seem to become friends with all of the teachers. They are all known to care so much, just like this small town of Cambridge in East Central Minnesota.