Cambridge, MD

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
32,138
0.381% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
44.6
0.225% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.8%
0.213% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$52,917
1.48% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$183,300
2.23% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
14,860
2.29% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Cambridge, MD had a population of 32.1k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $52,917. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Cambridge, MD declined from 32,261 to 32,138, a −0.381% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,145 to $52,917, a 1.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cambridge, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.46%), White (Hispanic) (2.67%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.2%). 0% of the households in Cambridge, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.7% of the residents in Cambridge, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Cambridge, MD was $183,300, and the homeownership rate was 68%. Most people in Cambridge, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cambridge, MD was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Cambridge, MD is home to a population of 32.1k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 11% of Cambridge, MD residents were born outside of the country (3.53k people).

In 2019, there were 2.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Cambridge, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cambridge, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.2k ± 46
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.29k ± 318
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 319
5.65%
Hispanic Population
1.82k people

In 2019, there were 2.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Cambridge, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.65% of the people in Cambridge, MD are hispanic (1.82k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cambridge, MD as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.53k people
3.43%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people

As of 2019, 11% of Cambridge, MD residents (3.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cambridge, MD was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Cambridge, MD was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Cambridge, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Cambridge, MD residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,550 ± 8,052 people
  2. India
    61,201 ± 6,043 people
  3. China
    43,434 ± 5,098 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,550 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,201 and China with 43,434.

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Citizenship

97.7%
2019 Citizenship
97.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.7% of Cambridge, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Cambridge, MD was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    689 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    393 ± 114
  3. Korea
    221 ± 86

Cambridge, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Cambridge, MD is $52,917. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cambridge, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $121,618, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $112,380 and $110,389.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,242. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cambridge, MD employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Cambridge, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), Retail Trade (1,774 people), and Manufacturing (1,576 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Public Administration ($53,611), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,848).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,917
2019 value
± $3,255
1.48%
1 Year Growth
± 10.1%

Households in Cambridge, MD have a median annual income of $52,917, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,145 in 2018, which represents a 1.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$82,411
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,726
$65,242
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,274

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Alaska Native
    $82,342 ± $129,777
  2. Asian
    $74,489 ± $4,278
  3. White
    $72,366 ± $1,474

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cambridge, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0216% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cambridge, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $121,618, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $112,380 and $110,389.

The following map shows all of the counties in Cambridge, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cambridge, MD (5.01k out of 31.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,666 ± 348
  2. Black
    1,859 ± 308
  3. Hispanic
    407 ± 173

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cambridge, MD is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.9k
2019 Value
± 732
−2.29%
1 Year decline
± 7.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cambridge, MD declined at a rate of −2.29%, from 15.2k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cambridge, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,748 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,397 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cambridge, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cambridge, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,748 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Cambridge, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.85 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cambridge, MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,353), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,836), and Legal Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.9k
2019 Value
± 732
−2.29%
1 Year decline
± 7.19%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Cambridge, MD declined at a rate of −2.29%, from 15.2k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cambridge, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), Retail Trade (1,774 people), and Manufacturing (1,576 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cambridge, MD, though some of these residents may live in Cambridge, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cambridge, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,436 people), Retail Trade (1,774 people), and Manufacturing (1,576 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Cambridge, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.87 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.37 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cambridge, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,750), Public Administration ($53,611), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,848).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.4B
  2. $20.9B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $25.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($20.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24B
  2. $23.6B
  3. $9.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.6B and New York and $9.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.9%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.86%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Maryland
60.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cambridge, MD was $183,300 in 2019, which is 0.762 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $179,300 to $183,300, a 2.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Cambridge, MD is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Cambridge, MD have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cambridge, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$183,300
2019 Median
± $11,430
$179,300
2018 Median
± $8,260

In 2019, the median property value in Cambridge, MD grew to to $183,300 from the previous year's value of $179,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cambridge, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cambridge, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,917
Median Household Income
± $3,255
13.2k
Number of Households
± 677

In 2019, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Cambridge, MD grew to $52,917 from the previous year's value of $52,145.

The following chart displays the households in Cambridge, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cambridge, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cambridge, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68%
2019 Homeownership
67.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68% of the housing units in Cambridge, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cambridge, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cambridge, MD have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.45% of the workforce in Cambridge, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.82%)

In 2019, 78% of workers in Cambridge, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (3.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cambridge, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cambridge, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Cambridge, MD has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1141 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 364 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,141 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$4,343
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,677
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,000
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.41%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cambridge, MD declined by 2.08% from 5.53% to 5.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cambridge, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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