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 Cambridge (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,720 3,170 5,094 5,520 8,111 +2,591 +31.94
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.20 2.56 3.78 6.17 6.17 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,266.7 1,238.3 1,347.6 894.12 1,314.6 +420.5 +47.02
Housing Units 891 1,312 1,950 2,373 3,426 +1,053 +44.37
Households -- 1,261 1,876 2,237 3,137 +900 +40.23
Persons Per Household -- 2.30 2.36 2.29 2.59 +0.30 +13.1


Cambridge is a city in Isanti County, Minnesota, located at the junction of Minnesota State Highways 65 and 95. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.68 square miles (19.89 km2), of which 7.46 square miles (19.32 km2) is land and 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) is water. The elevation is 961 feet (293 m).

The Rum River flows north to south through the middle of Cambridge. Camping, canoeing, and fishing are popular attractions of the Rum River.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 8,111 people, 3,137 households, and 1,967 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,087.3 inhabitants per square mile (419.8/km2). There were 3,426 housing units at an average density of 459.2 per square mile (177.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 3,137 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 19.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

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The old city of Cambridge was located a mile and one half south of the present city, platted in 1856 by John Owens, a St. Paul newspaperman, and R. F. Slaughter, a St. Paul real estate developer; Owens retired from the newspaper in 1857 and began farming in North Branch Township. The post office was established in 1856. The new Cambridge was started when Jedediah Kimball of Maine built a boardinghouse in 1859, and most of the townsite had moved there by 1869, the year voters selected Cambridge, rather than Old Isanti, for the county seat; it was incorporated as a village February 26, 1876. A number of businesses began, including a woolen mill, roller mills, and a starch factory, and when the Great Northern Railway came through in 1899, there was increased development.

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Street Scene, Cambridge Minnesota, 1870
Street Scene, Cambridge Minnesota, 1870
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Cambridge City Hall
300 3rd Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-3211
Fax: (763) 689-6801

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

City Council meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 5:00 pm and the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm.

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City Hall, Cambridge Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Jim Godfrey
512 Old N Main Street
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 689-5838
City Administrator appointed Linda Woulfe
300 3rd Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 689-3211
Council Member 12/31/2022 Bob Shogren
677 Taft Loop S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 245-6715
Council Member 12/31/2022 Kersten Barfknecht-Conley
2388 11th Avenue SE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 331-4818
Council Member 12/31/2024 Lisa Iverson
2064 Garfield Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 689-5399
Council Member 12/31/2024 Mark Ziebarth
2830 Kenwood Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Email (763) 689-5735

Post Office:
US Post Office
209 Main Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-2820
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 689-4983

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday           8:00 am - 12:00pm 

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Utility TypeUtility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy (763) 323-2600
Electricity East Central Energy (320) 396-3351
Natural Gas Centerpoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater City of Cambridge (763) 689-3211
Water City of Cambridge (763) 689-1800
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Midco Cable (800) 888-1300

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Allina Health - Cambridge Medical Center General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 983
ICambridge-Isanti Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 750
Wal-Mart Department Stores 425
GracePointe Crossing Homes for the Elderly 328
Isanti, County of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 250
TEAM Industries Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 209
Target Department Stores 180
Arrow Tank & Engineering CO Boiler, Tank & Shipping Container Manufacturing 171
Cub Foods Grocery Stores 155
Menards Building Material & Supplies Dealers 130
McDonalds Restaurant Full-Service Restaurants 80
Perkins Restaurant Full-Service Restaurants 80

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cambridge Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cambridge Minnesota area

Cambridge Antique Fair

Cambridge hosts over 800 antique dealers from all over the Mid-West making up about 300 dealer booths. The size of the show is just about right for a day-trek from many of the region's population centers and countryside. Many of the dealers that attend Cambridge do not set up in other shows in the area. lso, ours is an annual show, so you’re bound to see lots of antiques that you haven’t seen elsewhere. Items in all price ranges and collecting categories can be found. We do not allow dealers to sell flea market items such as T-shirts, Sun Glasses and New Tools.

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Isanti County Fair
3101 Hwy 95 East
Cambridge MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-2555

Be apart of this great summer get-together Celebrate the Best Five Days of Summer at the Isanti County Fair!


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Purple Hawk Country Club
36300 Highway 65 N
Cambridge MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-3800

Purple Hawk Country Club is a championship 18-hole semi-private golf course that is open to the public and located 3.5 miles north of Cambridge on the west side of highway 65, about a one hour drive from the Twin Cities. The course plays to a par 72 for men, and par 74 for women. The yardage for the course ranges from 5,748 to 6,679. "The Hawk" strives to provide a fun and challenging golf experience for golfers of all abilities, and has a full service pro shop with professional club fitting, a complete driving range, a practice bunker and two practice greens. Our operation offers PGA individual and group lessons and has great packages for corporate and group outings.

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Health Care:
Cambridge Medical Center
701 South Dellwood Street
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 689-7700
Toll Free: (800) 252-4133

Cambridge Medical Center is a combined clinic and hospital providing comprehensive care to the 30,000 residents of Isanti County and the surrounding areas. The campus includes a large multi-specialty clinic, and 86-bed hospital, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Services, Rum River Drug retail pharmacy, an eye clinic and optical shop, and a same day clinic. There are 75+ providers on staff and 25+ consulting physicians providing specialty care.

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Cambridge-Isanti Independent School District #911
625 Main Street N
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 689-6188


Cambridge-Isanti High School
430 NW 8th Avenue
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 689-6066

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,544

Cambridge Middle School
31374 Xylite Street NE
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 552-6300

Grades:  6-8
Students:  636

Cambridge Intermediate School
428 NW 2nd Avenue
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 691-6600

Grades:  3-5
Students:  577

Cambridge Primary School
310 N Elm Street
Cambridge, MN  55008
(763) 691-6500

Grades:  PK-2
Students:  661

Calvary Baptist Academy
33525 Jefferson Street NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-4305

Grades:  K-12
Students:  11

Cambridge Christian School
2211 Old Main Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-3806
Fax: (763) 689-3807

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  161

St. Scholastica HSC Academy
230 Fern St N
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-4648

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  58


Calvary Baptist Church
33575 Jefferson Street NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-4592

Pastor: David P. Gerhardt
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am and 6:00 pm

Cambridge Lutheran Church
621 Old Main Street N
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-1211

Pastor: Andy Romstad
Sunday Worship:
Festival - 8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Families@Festival - 10:15 a.m. - Family-Focused Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Horizon - 9:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. - Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall

Christ Lutheran Church - WELS
32962 Vickers Street NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-5333

Pastor: Martin Bentz
Sunday Worship: 9:00 am

Christ The King Catholic Church
230 Fern Street North
Cambridge, MN 55008-1094
Phone: 763-689-1221
Fax: (763) 689-8950

Pastor: n/a
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm
Sunday Mass: 8:00am & 10:00am

Cross Pointe Church
160 Birch Street N
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-2667‎

Pastor: Randy Westerberg
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

First Baptist Church
304 Main Street S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-1173

Pastor: Bob Jonsson
Sunday Worship: 9:00 am & 10:15 am

First Baptist Church, Cambridge Minnesota
Joy Lutheran Church LCMS
1155 Joy Circle
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-4355

Pastor: Rev. Jeffrey A. Lee
Sunday Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Joy Lutheran Church, Cambridge Minnesota
Lakeside Christian Church
32393 Rendova Circle NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
(763) 689-3649

Pastor: n/s
Sunday Worship: 9:00 am

New Hope Community Church
370 Main Street South
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 552-7979

Pastor:  Bill Berg
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 10:45 am

North Isanti Baptist Church
2345 313th Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (
763) 689-3515

Sunday Worship: 8:30 am & 11:00 am

North Isanti Baptist Church, Cambridge Minnesota
River of Life Church
32476 Xylite Street NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-5115

Pastor: Mark Radeke
Sunday Worship: 10:15 am

Seventh Day Adventist Church
210 10 Avenue SW
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-1633

Pastor:  Jeff Scoggins
Saturday Worship:  11:00 am

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Cambridge Minnesota
United Methodist Church
404 N Cypress Street
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (
763) 689-2071

Pastor:  John Roberts
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am & 11:00 am

United Methodist Church. Cambridge Minnesota

Isanti-Chisago County Star
930 Cleveland Street South
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-1181

Twice weekly newspaper published on Wednesdays (circulation 15,778) and Saturdays (circulation 15,725),

Isanti-Chisago County Star, Cambridge Minnesota
Scotsman/Isanti Co News
234 South Main Street
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-1981
Toll Free: (800) 473-1981
Fax: (763) 689-4372

Country Inn by Carlson
300 South Garfield Street
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-0542
Crossings by GrandStay® Inn & Suites
300 S Garfield Street
Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: (763) 689-0542
Toll Free: (866) 604-9349

Crossings by GrandStay® Inn & Suites of Cambridge, MN offers a cozy stay for business or family travelers alike. Our Cambridge hotel provides you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you’ll feel right at home. Located off Hwy 95 and Hwy 65 in the heart of east central Minnesota, Crossings by GrandStay® Inn & Suites Cambridge provides convenient access to the surrounding lakes and parks. Enjoy a round of golf, catch the latest flick or shop ‘til you drop' in Cambridge’s many boutiques.

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