Demographics in Cambridge, ON

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Cambridge?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 138,475
Male population 68,615 49.6%
Female population 69,860 50.4%
Average age 40.0
Male population 49.6%
Female population 50.4%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 24,475 17.7%
15 to 24 16,780 12.1%
25 to 34 19,585 14.1%
35 to 44 18,645 13.5%
45 to 54 18,475 13.3%
55 to 64 18,375 13.3%
Over 65 22,160 16.0%
Under 14 17.7%
15 to 24 12.1%
25 to 34 14.1%
35 to 44 13.5%
45 to 54 13.3%
55 to 64 13.3%
Over 65 16.0%
There are 138,475 residents in Cambridge, with an average age of 40.0. Males make up 49.6% of the population, while females account for 50.4%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Cambridge (24,475 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (22,160 people).

What is the marital status of Cambridge residents?

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% of Total
Married 54,180 47.5%
Common law 11,090 9.7%
Single 32,115 28.2%
Separated 3,720 3.3%
Divorced 6,725 5.9%
Widowed 6,180 5.4%
Married 47.5%
Common law 9.7%
Single 28.2%
Separated 3.3%
Divorced 5.9%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 32,115 people in Cambridge have never been married (which represents 28.2% of the population). Wedded people in Cambridge (54,180 locals) account for 47.5% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.7% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 11,090 people).

What are the employment statistics in Cambridge?

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Unemployment rate 11.5%
% of Total
Management 640 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 11,790 16.2%
Natural and applied sciences 5,915 8.2%
Health 4,380 6.0%
Education, law, community and government services 7,055 9.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,630 2.2%
Sales and service 17,740 24.4%
Trades and transport 14,580 20.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,105 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 7,710 10.6%
Management 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 16.2%
Natural and applied sciences 8.2%
Health 6.0%
Education, law, community and government services 9.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.2%
Sales and service 24.4%
Trades and transport 20.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 10.6%
Cambridge has an unemployment rate of 11.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Cambridge, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (17,740 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (14,580 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (11,790 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Cambridge?

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% of Total
English 133,105 96.8%
French 1,520 1.1%
English and French 425 0.3%
Neither English nor French 2,430 1.8%
The majority of Cambridge residents (that’s 96.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Cambridge?

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Median household income $93,000
Median after-tax household income $82,000
The median household income in Cambridge is $93,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $82,000 per year.

How many households are there in Cambridge?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 51,270
Owned households 35,315 68.9%
Rented households 15,955 31.1%
Owned households 68.9%
Rented households 31.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.7
% of Total
1 person 11,870 23.2%
2 person 16,295 31.8%
3 person 8,860 17.3%
4 person 8,605 16.8%
5 person 5,630 11.0%
1 person 23.2%
2 person 31.8%
3 person 17.3%
4 person 16.8%
5 person 11.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 7,860 15.3%
35 to 44 9,650 18.8%
45 to 54 10,340 20.2%
55 to 64 10,620 20.7%
Over 65 12,800 25.0%
Under 34 15.3%
35 to 44 18.8%
45 to 54 20.2%
55 to 64 20.7%
Over 65 25.0%
There is a total of 51,270 households in Cambridge, 68.9% of which are owner-occupied and 31.1% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Cambridge is 2.7 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (16,295 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (11,870 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Cambridge, at 25%.

What are the housing characteristics in Cambridge?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 6,495 12.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 5,155 10.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 5,545 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 7,605 14.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,730 13.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 7,500 14.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 7,260 14.2%
After 2011 4,970 9.7%
Before 1945 12.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 14.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 14.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 14.2%
After 2011 9.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 205 0.4%
1 bedroom 5,210 10.2%
2 bedrooms 10,540 20.6%
3 bedrooms 22,370 43.6%
4 or more bedroom 12,945 25.2%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 10.2%
2 bedrooms 20.6%
2 bedrooms 43.6%
4 or more bedroom 25.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 29,110 56.8%
Apartments 3,020 5.9%
Attached homes 19,115 37.3%
Movable homes 30 0.1%
Single-detached homes 56.8%
Apartments 5.9%
Attached homes 37.3%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $650,000
Average home value $690,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 36,715 71.6%
Major repairs 2,655 5.2%
Minor repairs 11,900 23.2%
Regular maintenance 71.6%
Minor repairs 23.2%
Major repairs 5.2%
Single-detached houses account for 56.8% of the residential buildings in Cambridge. Apartments make up 5.9% of the Cambridge housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $650,000 and the average figure sits at $690,000. Of all the properties in Cambridge, 3 bedrooms units include 22,370 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 12,945 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (71.6%) and minor repairs (23.2%).

What is the education level in Cambridge?

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% of Total
No diploma 21,115 18.7%
High school diploma 35,125 31.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,555 5.8%
College diploma 25,140 22.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2,155 1.9%
University degree 22,570 20.0%
No diploma 18.7%
High school diploma 31.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.8%
College diploma 22.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.9%
University degree 20.0%
Approximately 31.2% of the population in Cambridge has a high school diploma (that’s 35,125 residents). Cambridge locals holding a college diploma (25,140 people) account for 22.3% of the resident pool. Additionally, 20% of them hold a university degree (22,570 people).

What is the average commute time in Cambridge?

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Average commute time 24 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 47,590 92.3%
By public transit 1,695 3.3%
By bicycle/by walking 1,450 2.8%
By other methods 815 1.6%
By car, truck or van 92.3%
By public transit 3.3%
By bicycle/by walking 2.8%
By other methods 1.6%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 24,850 56.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 19,400 43.8%
Commute to a different province 70 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 56.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 43.8%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 16,690 32.4%
15 to 29 minutes 18,540 36.0%
30 to 44 minutes 8,900 17.3%
45 to 59 minutes 3,480 6.8%
More than 60 minutes 3,935 7.6%
Less than 15 minutes 32.4%
15 to 29 minutes 36.0%
30 to 44 minutes 17.3%
45 to 59 minutes 6.8%
More than 60 minutes 7.6%
Most employed people in Cambridge (18,540 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (16,690 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Cambridge is 24 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Cambridge locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.

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