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Cambridge
"Town
""Location in Washington County and the state of New York.
Location in "Washington County and the state of "New York.
Coordinates: 42°59′50″N 73°27′06″W / 42.99722°N 73.45167°W / 42.99722; -73.45167"Coordinates: 42°59′50″N 73°27′06″W / 42.99722°N 73.45167°W / 42.99722; -73.45167
"Country United States
"State "New York
"County "Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 36.51 sq mi (94.56 km2)
 • Land 36.38 sq mi (94.23 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Population ("2010)
 • Total 2,021
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,953
 • Density 53.68/sq mi (20.73/km2)
"Time zone "Eastern (EST) ("UTC-5)
 • Summer ("DST) EDT ("UTC-4)
"Area code(s) "518
"FIPS code 36-115-11836

Cambridge is an affluent "town in "Washington County, "New York, United States. It is part of the "Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3] The town population was 2,152 at the 2000 census.[4]

The town of Cambridge contains part of a "village, also called "Cambridge.

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History[edit]

The town of Cambridge, formerly in "Albany County, New York, was transferred to Washington County in 1791. "Cambridge Village, incorporated within the township in 1866, was home to the Cambridge Hotel, the anecdotal originator of "pie a la Mode.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the "United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), of which, 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.

Part of the south town line is the border of "Rensselaer County.

"NY Route 372 passes along the northeast town line.

Places in the Town of Cambridge[edit]

Geographical features[edit]

Communities[edit]

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Fields of South Cambridge, NY

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
"1820 2,491
"1830 2,319 −6.9%
"1840 2,005 −13.5%
"1850 2,593 29.3%
"1860 2,419 −6.7%
"1870 2,589 7.0%
"1880 2,324 −10.2%
"1890 2,162 −7.0%
"1900 1,878 −13.1%
"1910 1,694 −9.8%
"1920 1,620 −4.4%
"1930 1,677 3.5%
"1940 1,434 −14.5%
"1950 1,567 9.3%
"1960 1,610 2.7%
"1970 1,702 5.7%
"1980 1,848 8.6%
"1990 1,938 4.9%
"2000 2,152 11.0%
"2010 2,021 −6.1%
Est. 2016 1,953 [2] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the "census[4] of 2000, there were 2,152 people, 795 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The "population density was 59.2 people per square mile (22.8/km²). There were 868 housing units at an average density of 23.9 per square mile (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% "White, 0.84% "Black or "African American, 0.37% "Native American, 0.28% "Asian, 0.05% "Pacific Islander, 0.42% from "other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. "Hispanic or "Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 795 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were "married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,579, and the median income for a family was $50,714. Males had a median income of $32,165 versus $27,667 for females. The "per capita income for the town was $21,529. About 3.0% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the "poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The education at Cambridge is Cambridge Central School. Cambridge Central School teaches grades K-12. There are approximately 900 students at the school.

Among many other sports achievements over the years the CCS High School Football Team in 2009 and 2016 became the State Champions for Class D Teams. In 2017, they defeated Maple Grove 26-14 to again capture the State Championship; becoming the first NYS Section II team to accomplish the feat in consecutive years.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". "United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Ramsay, Gordon (August 20, 2012). "Cambridge Hotel". "Hotel Hell. Season 1. FOX. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "W. J. Abrams (1829-1900)". City of Green Bay. Archived from the original on 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 

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