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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 141,809 2.0%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 129,920
Male population 63,870 49.2%
Female population 66,050 50.8%
Average age 39.5
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 23,825 18.3%
15 to 24 16,410 12.6%
25 to 34 16,685 12.8%
35 to 44 17,720 13.6%
45 to 54 19,835 15.3%
55 to 64 16,560 12.8%
Over 65 18,895 14.5%
Under 14 18.3%
15 to 24 12.6%
25 to 34 12.8%
35 to 44 13.6%
45 to 54 15.3%
55 to 64 12.8%
Over 65 14.5%
There are 129,920 residents in Cambridge, with an average age of 39.5. Males make up 49.2% of the population, while females account for 50.8%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Cambridge (23,825 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (19,835 people).

What is the marital status of Cambridge residents?

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% of Total
Married 51,725 48.8%
Common law 10,495 9.9%
Single 28,195 26.6%
Separated 3,695 3.5%
Divorced 6,280 5.9%
Widowed 5,710 5.4%
Married 48.8%
Common law 9.9%
Single 26.6%
Separated 3.5%
Divorced 5.9%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 28,195 people in Cambridge have never been married (which represents 26.6% of the population). Wedded people in Cambridge (51,725 locals) account for 48.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 10,495 people).

What are the employment statistics in Cambridge?

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Unemployment rate 6.4%
% of Total
Management 7,005 10.4%
Business, finance and administration 9,950 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 4,275 6.4%
Health 3,415 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 5,845 8.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,445 2.2%
Sales and service 15,690 23.3%
Trades and transport 11,325 16.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 910 1.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 7,440 11.0%
Management 10.4%
Business, finance and administration 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 6.4%
Health 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 8.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.2%
Sales and service 23.3%
Trades and transport 16.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 11.0%
Cambridge has an unemployment rate of 6.4%. Regarding the most common jobs in Cambridge, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (15,690 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (11,325 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (9,950 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Cambridge?

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% of Total
English 124,645 96.9%
French 1,510 1.2%
English and French 420 0.3%
Neither English nor French 2,030 1.6%
The majority of Cambridge residents (that’s 96.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Cambridge?

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Median household income $77,757
Median after-tax household income $68,074
The median household income in Cambridge is $77,757, while the median after-tax household income sits at $68,074 per year.

How many households are there in Cambridge?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 48,240
Owned households 34,080 70.6%
Rented households 14,160 29.4%
Owned households 70.6%
Rented households 29.4%

Household size

Average household size 2.6
% of Total
1 person 11,015 22.8%
2 person 15,515 32.2%
3 person 8,525 17.7%
4 person 8,325 17.3%
5 person 4,860 10.1%
1 person 22.8%
2 person 32.2%
3 person 17.7%
4 person 17.3%
5 person 10.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 7,670 15.9%
35 to 44 9,255 19.2%
45 to 54 11,245 23.3%
55 to 64 9,475 19.6%
Over 65 10,600 22.0%
Under 34 15.9%
35 to 44 19.2%
45 to 54 23.3%
55 to 64 19.6%
Over 65 22.0%
There is a total of 48,240 households in Cambridge, 70.6% of which are owner-occupied and 29.4% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Cambridge is 2.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (15,515 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (11,015 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Cambridge, at 23.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Cambridge?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 6,335 13.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 5,255 10.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 5,435 11.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 7,525 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,530 13.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 7,265 15.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 7,715 16.0%
After 2011 2,185 4.5%
Before 1945 13.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 15.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 16.0%
After 2011 4.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 110 0.2%
1 bedroom 4,750 9.8%
2 bedrooms 9,685 20.1%
3 bedrooms 22,160 45.9%
4 or more bedroom 11,540 23.9%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 9.8%
2 bedrooms 20.1%
2 bedrooms 45.9%
4 or more bedroom 23.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 28,135 58.3%
Apartments 2,620 5.4%
Attached homes 17,455 36.2%
Movable homes 25 0.0%
Single-detached homes 58.3%
Apartments 5.4%
Attached homes 36.2%
Median home value $341,436
Average home value $365,897

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 32,815 68.0%
Major repairs 2,755 5.7%
Minor repairs 12,670 26.3%
Regular maintenance 68.0%
Minor repairs 26.3%
Major repairs 5.7%
Single-detached houses account for 58.3% of the residential buildings in Cambridge. Apartments make up 5.4% of the Cambridge housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $341,436 and the average figure sits at $365,897. Of all the properties in Cambridge, 3 bedrooms units include 22,160 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 11,540 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68%) and minor repairs (26.3%).

What is the education level in Cambridge?

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% of Total
No diploma 22,455 21.6%
High school diploma 33,235 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 7,145 6.9%
College diploma 23,855 22.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,575 1.5%
University degree 15,770 15.2%
No diploma 21.6%
High school diploma 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.9%
College diploma 22.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.5%
University degree 15.2%
Approximately 32% of the population in Cambridge has a high school diploma (that’s 33,235 residents). Cambridge locals holding a college diploma (23,855 people) account for 22.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 15.2% of them hold a university degree (15,770 people).

What is the average commute time in Cambridge?

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Average commute time 25 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 58,110 90.8%
By public transit 3,030 4.7%
By bicycle/by walking 2,290 3.6%
By other methods 535 0.8%
By car, truck or van 90.8%
By public transit 4.7%
By bicycle/by walking 3.6%
By other methods 0.8%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 31,160 54.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 26,040 45.4%
Commute to a different province 155 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 54.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 45.4%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 18,575 29.0%
15 to 29 minutes 23,230 36.3%
30 to 44 minutes 11,625 18.2%
45 to 59 minutes 4,840 7.6%
More than 60 minutes 5,705 8.9%
Less than 15 minutes 29.0%
15 to 29 minutes 36.3%
30 to 44 minutes 18.2%
45 to 59 minutes 7.6%
More than 60 minutes 8.9%
Most employed people in Cambridge (23,230 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (18,575 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Cambridge is 25 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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