City of


795 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-349-4000

Mayor and City Councillor:

E. Denise Simmons

City Manager:

Yi-An Huang

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

City Council:

Burhan Azeem
Marc McGovern
Patricia Nolan
Joan Pickett
Sumbul Siddiqui
E. Denise Simmons
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
Paul Toner
Ayesha Wilson


Population Density18,324
Registered Voters67,356
Income Per Capita$74,061
EQV Per Capita$600,709
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate33.6%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$997,600
Median Gross Rent$2,628
Total Households49,475
Average Household Size2.08

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$5.86
Commercial Tax Rate$10.38
Average Tax Bill$10,374
Total Expenditures$621,077,310
Total Tax Levy$531,428,571
State Aid$51,228,018
Local Receipts$205,230,640
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge3.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
City Hall of Cambridge

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Cambridge is a unique community, with a mix of cultural, social and economic diversity. As a hub of innovation and opportunity, Cambridge is rapidly growing, with a population of 118,403 residents counted in the 2020 census.


Form of GovernmentCouncil – Manager – Mayor
Incorporation Date1636
Chief Municipal OfficialMayor – Manager
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council9
Length of Mayoral Term (years)2


Area6.4 mi2
Public Roads142.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Katherine Clark
Ayanna Pressley

Mass. Senate

William Brownsberger
Sal DiDomenico
Patricia Jehlen

Mass. House

Mike Connolly
Majorie Decker
Michael Moran
Steven Owens
David Rogers
Daniel Joseph Ryan

Income Per Capita

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