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Harvard Square and Environs – At a Glance Demographics

Harvard Square/02138 Zip Code Demographic Data

Population

  • Population 33, 930
  • Male 48.18%
  • Female 51.82%
  • Median Age 29.41
  • Households 13, 284
  • Households with Children 2,300

Employment, Income and Education

  • White Collar 28,279
  • Blue Collar 4,211
  • Average Household Income $100,174
  • Median Household Income 68,003
  • Median Home Sale Price $470,000
  • Bachelor’s Degree 50%
  • Graduate Degree 33%

Retail Market, Guest Rooms, Student Population

  • The Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce rates Harvard Square as the third best retail market in the state.  There are more than 350 businesses in a ¼ square mile with average sales of $330/ square foot.
  • There are 8,500 guest rooms available in close proximity to the Square at average annual occupancy of 92%.
  • Harvard University has a seasonal student population of 20,320.

Public Transportation

  • Harvard Square is conveniently located on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Red Line.
  • Approximately 20,100 Red Line passengers embark or disembark daily at the Harvard Square station.
  • The Red line connects Alewife Station, which has a large parking facility for commuters, to Harvard Square, downtown Boston and several suburban towns.

CambridgeMassachusetts Demographic Data

Population

  • Households 42,615
  • Family Households 17,615 (41.3%)
  • Median market rate sales price of single family home $682,500
  • Population 108, 771
  • Male 49%
  • Female 51%
  • Under 18 13.3%
  • 18+ 86.7%
  • 65+  9.2%
  • Median Age 30.4
  • Average Family Size 2.05

Education

  • No High School Diploma 5.7%
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent 11.2%
  • Less Than 4 Years of College 11.4%
  • Bachelor Degree of Higher 71.7%

Income

  • Median Household Income $62,062
  • Average Annual Wage $88,400
  • Total Jobs in Cambridge 104,586

Universities in Cambridge

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Lesley University
  • Cambridge College
  • These 4 institutions have a total of 14,299 undergraduate and 20,642 graduate students

10 of the largest universities within a 10 mile radius of Harvard Square

  • Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • Boston College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Tufts University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Suffolk University
  • Lesley University
  • Combined enrollment – 149,023

Boston/Cambridge Travel & Tourism Visitor Statistics

  • Total annual domestic and overseas visitors to Boston and Cambridge 19.3M
  • Total annual domestic and overseas visitors (including day trippers) to metro area 23.6M
  • Total annual international visitors to Boston and Cambridge 1,140,000
  • Total spending impact from domestic and international visitors $7.2B
  • Boston’s Logan International Airport is 5.82 miles from Harvard Square.  Visitors arriving at the airport can reach the Square directly via Boston’s subway system, the T.

Distance from Regional Areas

  • Approximate driving distances to Cambridge
  • Providence, Rhode Island 50 miles
  • Concord, New Hampshire 75 miles
  • Hartford, Connecticut 115 miles
  • New York, New York 235 miles

 


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