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Cambridge, Iowa
View along Water Street in Cambridge, Iowa
View along Water Street in Cambridge, Iowa
Location of Cambridge, Iowa
Location of Cambridge, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Story
Area
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.45 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 827
 • Density 597.60/sq mi (230.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50046
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-10225
GNIS feature ID 0455098
Website www.cambridge-ia.us

Cambridge is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 827 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Cambridge Iowa 20090208 Water Tower Closeup
Water tower located in the city
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 200 —    
1880 223 +11.5%
1890 432 +93.7%
1900 667 +54.4%
1910 696 +4.3%
1920 739 +6.2%
1930 639 −13.5%
1940 608 −4.9%
1950 573 −5.8%
1960 587 +2.4%
1970 661 +12.6%
1980 732 +10.7%
1990 714 −2.5%
2000 819 +14.7%
2010 827 +1.0%
2020 827 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
CambridgeIowaPopPlot
The population of Cambridge, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 827 people, 310 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 751.8 inhabitants per square mile (290.3/km2). There were 342 housing units at an average density of 310.9 per square mile (120.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 310 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Education

Cambridge is served by the Ballard Community School District.

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