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Cambridge, Nebraska
Cambridge looking west along Nasby Street (U.S. Highway 6/U.S. Highway 34)
Cambridge looking west along Nasby Street (U.S. Highway 6/U.S. Highway 34)
Location of Cambridge, Nebraska
Location of Cambridge, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Furnas
Area
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,264 ft (690 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,063
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,002
 • Density 749.44/sq mi (289.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69022
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-07730
GNIS feature ID 0827874

Cambridge is a city in Furnas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census.

History

Cambridge was originally called Pickletown, and under the latter name was laid out in the 1870s by J. W. Pickle. When the railroad was built through the settlement in 1880, the town was renamed Cambridge by railroad officials. The origin of the name is uncertain: it may have been named after Cambridge, Massachusetts, or after Cambridge in England.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), all of it land.

Local points of interest include the W. H. Faling House.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 106
1890 510 381.1%
1900 840 64.7%
1910 1,029 22.5%
1920 1,042 1.3%
1930 1,203 15.5%
1940 1,084 −9.9%
1950 1,352 24.7%
1960 1,090 −19.4%
1970 1,145 5.0%
1980 1,206 5.3%
1990 1,107 −8.2%
2000 1,041 −6.0%
2010 1,063 2.1%
2019 (est.) 1,002 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,063 people, 490 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 793.3 inhabitants per square mile (306.3/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 439.6 per square mile (169.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 490 households, of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 47.6 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Education

Cambridge Public Schools serves Cambridge. The school district has only 1 high school: Cambridge High School.

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