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Where did Dzhokhar Tsarnev grow up?

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Timothy P. Carney

Dzokhar Tsarnev, the younger of the alleged Boston bombers, and the one still at large as of this writing, was born in Chechnya, but he grew up in Cambridge, Mass., where classmates and friends describe him as a cheery, promising kid.

Here are some facts about Cambridge, Mass.:

  • It’s the home of Harvard University.
  • It has a population of 106,038
  • It is 67% white, 12% black, 15% Asian, and 8% Hispanic.
  • A very high 94% of the population over 25 has a high school degree
  • An extremely high 73% of people over 25 have bachelor’s degrees (twice the state average).
  • The median home is worth $546,900, compared to $343,500 statewide.
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