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Cambridge is a peaceful and quiet community conveniently located two miles east of Interstate 35 in Southern Story County. With the lowest property tax rates in the entire county, city officials dedicated to effective and efficient government, and reliable and affordable utility and public services, Cambridge is a great place to visit, locate a business, or call home.

Great attractions such as Center Grove Orchard, Strautman Tree Farm, Cambridge Off Road Enterprise ATV and Dirt Bike Park, Cambridge Outdoor Recreation and Learning Center, as well as Cambridge’s annual Jubilee Days set Cambridge apart from all the rest!

Demographics

Population

Number

Percent

Total Population (2010)

827

100%

     Male

401

48.5%

     Female

426

51.5%

Median Age (years)

34.9

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Income

   

Median Household (2011)

$51,250

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Cost of Living Index (2012)

91%

100%

Education

Ballard Community School District

Schools

2012-2013 Enrollment

Total Enrollment

1,541

Graduation Rate

98.28%

ACT Average

23.1*

Total Teacher Staff

76.4

*Compared to an Iowa average of 22.1 and a national average of 21.0

Financial Institutions

Leading Employers

  • Ballard East Elementary School
    Ballard East houses grades 3-5 and employs 42 people.
     
  • Center Grove Orchard
    Center Grove Orchard is open from September to December and grows and sells 31 varieties of apples, pumpkins, as well as offering a wide array of farmyard activities. The orchard provides seasonal employment to over 25 people.
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