HISTORY: City founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists and named Cambridge in 1638 with founding of Harvard College.
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RESIDENT STUDENTS (est.): 13,200
TOTAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT, ALL CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES: 29,936
SIZE: 6.5 square miles
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $51,625 (2006 Census)
MEDIAN SINGLE-FAMILY HOME PRICE: $610,000
EDUCATION LEVEL: 69 percent have bachelor’s degree or higher (U.S. average: 27 percent)
NUMBER OF MILLION-DOLLAR-PLUS HOMES: 2,483
COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WITHIN 12 MILES: Harvard, MIT, Lesley University, Cambridge College, Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, Emerson College, Berklee College of Music, Northeastern, Suffolk University, Simmons College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Cambridge City Hall