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Cambridge, Illinois
(Henry County)

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Welcome to Cambridge ...

The village of Cambridge is located in Henry County and is the County Seat for Henry County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Cambridge has a population of 2,099 people<1> (see below for details).

Cambridge is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Cambridge lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cambridge is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Cambridge: 61238<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cambridge had a population of 2,160 people. This makes Cambridge the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Cambridge represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 472nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,160 people, the population of Cambridge has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,180 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Cambridge had an population of 2,099 people. This is a decrease of 2.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.72% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cambridge.

Communities near Cambridge ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cambridge and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Carbon Cliff   [Map]   2,013   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Coal Valley   [Map]   3,775   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Colona   [Map]   5,133   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Moline   [Map]   21,109   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Galva   [Map]   2,503   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Geneseo   [Map]   6,533   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cambridge.

Communities Also Named Cambridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Cambridge: This one is located in Henry County and the other is located in Lake County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 43 communities that are also named Cambridge - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cambridge.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cambridge. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cambridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cambridge. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cambridge:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cambridge ...

Looking for more information about Cambridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cambridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cambridge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cambridge.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cambridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Cambridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cambridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cambridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cambridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cambridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cambridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3039, Longitude: -90.1928     [Map].

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