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Cambridge is a village in Washington County, in the Glens Falls metro area.

The community was named for the town in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Cambridge. For links to other places called Cambridge, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Cambridge is 43.028N. The longitude is -73.381W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 489 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,913.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,164
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 Hoosic River
Apple pie a la mode is said to have originated here, at the Hotel Cambridge
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Grandma Moses, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cambridge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Buskirk Covered Bridge, Eagleville Covered Bridge
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with 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 Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Glens Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12816 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Cambridge residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cambridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cambridge was $15,919, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Cambridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cambridge include Cambridge Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cambridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.


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Libraries in Cambridge include Cambridge Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Cambridge workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Cambridge, NY

Pros: Small town atmosphere; overall good family values; excellent school; everyone knows just about everyone else

Cons: too many people from big cities coming in and trying to change it! taxes WAY WAY too high

This is a good place to raise a family

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