Cambria Heights is a middle-class neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bounded by Springfield Boulevard and Francis Lewis Boulevard to the west, the Elmont, Nassau County border on the east, Queens Village to the north, St. Albans to the west, and Montefiore Cemetery andLaurelton, Springfield Gardens and Rosedale to the south. As of 2007, Cambria Heights's population is 20,128.The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.The town derived its name from the Cambrian era because it is known for its many fossils; at an elevation of 49 feet, it is one of the three highest points in the borough, together with Jackson Heights and Richmond Hill.The original population consisted primarily of Roman Catholics of Italian, German, and Irish descent, andJewish families relocating from Brooklyn. The present neighborhood has a large middle class Caribbean andAfrican American population. The median home cost is $450,600.