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Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the town and county in England

The latitude of Cambridge is 38.563N. The longitude is -76.079W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,781.


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Median household income
Local
$25,967
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cambridge demographic reports
Cambridge is on the Choptank River
Established as a plantation port
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 95. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Featured in James Michener's book, "Chesapeake"
Well-known residents have included:
· Harriet Tubman, abolitionist
· John Barth, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Seafood Feast-I-Val - Aug. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cambridge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sailwinds Park, Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area, Linkwood Wildlife Management Area
Wildlife: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Brannock Maritime Museum, Dorchester Heritage Museum, Meredith House and Nield Museum, Harriet Tubman Museum, Spocott Windmill
Colleges and universities: Center For Environmental And Estuarine Studies
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cambridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dorchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21613 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Cambridge residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cambridge ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cambridge was $15,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Cambridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Cambridge festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Cambridge include Cambridge Historic District, Wards I and III ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cambridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $843.


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Libraries in Cambridge include Cambridge Branch ... View libraries

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Politics

Dorchester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cambridge political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cambridge workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cambridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Cambridge include Best Value Inn Cambridge, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express-Cambridge, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort.

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