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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Cambridge is a town in Iowa with a population of 804. Cambridge is in Story County. Living in Cambridge offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Cambridge there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cambridge and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cambridge are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$908
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Cambridge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,625
National
$55,322
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Cambridge Reviews

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People who live here or in the neighboring towns that make up the school district have been here for generations. All of the teachers have gone to school together or the older ones taught the students parents. The area is predominantly white. There's a lot of people who are related, but some new people are moving in. The area is pretty much solely Christian-for example we are still able to call winter break Christmas break and we sing a lot of religious songs in school. Everyone is pretty friendly while walking or driving everyone waves at one another and people will quickly strike up a conversation with you if you happen to walk by. It's the type of town where everyone pretty much knows everyone.
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Everyone is pretty friendly around here. If you like a nice, quiet small town then this is a place for you. Most families have lived in the area for generations. The school district is small as well and people move here from large towns for it. There are many events throughout the year many geared towards families or young children. The events are mostly in the summer and fall though are a few more in winter and spring.
Nothing much happens, there was the first murder in over eighty years a few months ago. We have a fire department, and police from a nearby town patrol, but the laws are pretty lax. If you know someone who's a town official or in law enforcement, you can get away with a lot. The town's not dangerous though even there are some pretty sketchy people.