The land area of Cambridge, MA was 6 in 2017.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Cambridge, MA

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    Labor Force Commuting Mode Split: 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010, and 2012 - 2016

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-09-17T17:18:33.000Z

    This data set compares 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010, and 2012-16 Journey to Work data, outlining the modes of commuting for the Labor Force of the City of Cambridge, regardless of workplace location. The data set originates from three sources: 1990 Journey to Work data supplied to the Massachusetts Central Transportation Planning Staff by the Census Bureau, a special tabulation of 2000 Decennial Census data - the 2000 Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP), and the two most recent versions of the CTPP compiled from the American Community Survey. The Cambridge Labor Force consist of all Cambridge residents who work or who are currently seeking work, regardless of workplace location. For more information on Journey to Work data in Cambridge, please see the 2015 report: https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/FactsandMaps/profiles/moving_forward_20150930.ashx?la=en).

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    Resident Workforce Commuting Mode Split by Place of Residence: 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010 and 2012 - 2016

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-09-17T17:20:58.000Z

    This data set compares 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010, and 2012 - 2016 Journey to Work data, outlining the modes of commuting for the Resident Workforce in the City of Cambridge. The data set originates from three sources: 1990 Journey to Work data supplied to the Massachusetts Central Transportation Planning Staff by the Census Bureau, a special tabulation of 2000 Decennial Census data - the 2000 Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP), and recent versions of the CTPP compiled from the American Community Survey. The Cambridge resident workforce are those people who both live and work in Cambridge. The figures reported here are based on the home locations of these workers, not their work locations. For more information on Journey to Work data in Cambridge, please see the full 2015 report: (https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/FactsandMaps/profiles/moving_forward_20150930.ashx?la=en).

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    Retail Vacant Storefronts November 2019

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-19T13:38:25.000Z

    The Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department maintains a listing of Cambridge’s ground floor vacant storefronts. This listing is not intended as a comprehensive source for ground floor vacancies in Cambridge. The data is sourced from Costar (an online real estate database), Cambridge Assessing Property Database, and staff commercial district inventory collection. To learn more, please visit the Economic Development Division's interactive map on the topic, viewable at the following URL: https://cambridgegis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=8eb311a7bf3c48fcb10527eda76deddc

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    Workforce Commuting Mode Split: 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010, and 2012 - 2016

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-09-17T17:22:10.000Z

    This data set compares 1990, 2000, 2006 - 2010, and 2012 - 2016 Journey to Work data, outlining the modes of commuting for the Workforce in the City of Cambridge, regardless of home location. The data set originates from three sources: 1990 Journey to Work data supplied to the Massachusetts Central Transportation Planning Staff by the Census Bureau, a special tabulation of 2000 Decennial Census data - the 2000 Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP), and the most recent versions of the CTPP compiled from the American Community Survey. The Cambridge Workforce consists of all persons who work in Cambridge, regardless of place of residence. For more information on Journey to Work data in Cambridge, please see the full 2015 report: (https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/CDD/FactsandMaps/profiles/moving_forward_20150930.ashx?la=en).

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    Cambridge Building Energy and Water Use Data Disclosure 2016-2018

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-19T15:11:37.000Z

    This dataset contains compliance status and energy and water use data gathered through the Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance (BEUDO). Property details, energy use and water use data are submitted by property owners or managers whose properties are subject to BEUDO through an online energy and water use benchmarking tool called ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Parcel level property information is obtained from the City of Cambridge Property Database. Energy and water use information submitted by property owners and managers is shown for properties that first began reporting in the 2015 BEUDO reporting cycle. These include nonresidential properties 50,000 square feet or more, residential properties with 50 or more units and municipal properties 10,000 square feet or more. In 2016, nonresidential properties 25,000 square feet or more began submitting reports for the first time and their data was disclosed beginning in 2017. Please note that the “Property Type” column distinguishes reports based on whether they contain information about a single building or multiple buildings. If you are running summary statistics on this dataset, make sure to avoid duplicating data by filtering for “single” reports and “parent” reports. Child properties are buildings also included in parent reports. The “Buildings Included” column details what buildings are included in parent reports, with the first building ID indicating the parent property.

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    Green Building Article 22 Review Project Log

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2018-12-06T20:31:16.000Z

    The City does not mandate that projects achieve LEED Certification through the GBCI. Rather, the intent of the green building ordinance is to use LEED as a technical framework to ensure that buildings throughout the City achieve a higher level in building energy use, efficiency, and sustainability. This data set is an active record of the LEED profiles of large-scale development projects occurring in the City of Cambridge that are subject to Section 22.20 – Green Building Requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The information provided is taken directly from the LEED Checklist associated with each project. This log is updated on an “as needed” basis as each project goes through the Green Building Review Process (Special Permit, Building Permit, and Certificate of Occupancy) and submits updated versions of its LEED narrative and checklist. Latitude and longitude coordinates for the North Point greenfield projects will be added as project locations become more precise.

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    Building Permits: Addition/Alteration

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-09T10:00:19.000Z

    List of permits related to the construction or the alteration of existing buildings in Cambridge. These permits cover construction that changes the structure, the footprint, or the volume of the building. This includes decks, porches, and additions, as well any reconstruction, renovation or repair to an existing structure. This dataset derives from Cambridge's ViewPoint permitting system.

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    Building Permits: 1 and 2 Family - DEPRECATED

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-10T10:01:38.000Z

    This dataset has been deprecated and replaced by two new building permit datasets: Building Permits: Addition/Alteration https://data.cambridgema.gov/Inspectional-Services/Building-Permits-Addition-Alteration/qu2z-8suj/data New Building Permits https://data.cambridgema.gov/Inspectional-Services/New-Building-Permits/9qm7-wbdc/data **** Description for Deprecated Dataset: Approved building permits for 1 and 2 family homes. Building permits are issued to licensed construction supervisors and enable recipients to construct, alter, or demolish a structure or install a sign. The building permit must be obtained from Cambridge's Inspectional Services Department before the start of any work and must be prominently posted at the job site. This dataset includes building permits for the construction of renovation of 1 and 2 family homes.

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    Building Permits: Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings - DEPRECATED

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-10T10:01:57.000Z

    This dataset has been deprecated and replaced by two new building permit datasets: Building Permits: Addition/Alteration https://data.cambridgema.gov/Inspectional-Services/Building-Permits-Addition-Alteration/qu2z-8suj/data New Building Permits https://data.cambridgema.gov/Inspectional-Services/New-Building-Permits/9qm7-wbdc/data **** Description for Deprecated Dataset: Approved building permits for commercial buildings and multifamily homes. The PLANNUMBER column uses "BLDC" to indicate commercial buildings and "BLDM" to indicate multifamily homes. Building permits are issued to licensed construction supervisors and enable recipients to construct, alter, or demolish a structure or install a sign. The building permit must be obtained from Cambridge's Inspectional Services Department before the start of any work and must be prominently posted at the job site. This dataset includes building permits for the construction of renovation of commercial buildings.

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    Swimming Pool Permits

    data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-09T10:00:30.000Z

    List of permits for all swimming pools, hot tubs, wading pools, and whirlpools in the city of Cambridge