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Cambridge, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cambridge had a population of 10,216 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Cambridge is located at latitude 40.0312 and longitude -81.5885 in Guernsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cambridge encompass a land area of 6.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guernsey County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 814 feet.

The City of Cambridge (GNIS ID: 2393504) 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 Township of Cambridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guernsey County.


Cambridge, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,216 (100%)
Population in Households 9,988 (97.8%)
Population in Families 7,421 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 228 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 1,608
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $33,179
Average Household Income $46,840
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $20,361
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,517 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,998 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 822 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $90,594
Average Home Value $117,253
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 4,515
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,585
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.39% -0.41%
Households -0.29% -0.33%
Families -0.07% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.34%


Cambridge, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cambridge to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 184 85th
Population Density # 411 66th
Median Household Income # 1174 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 403 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1111 9th
Diversity Index # 374 69th

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