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Camden, NJ
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Camden profile

Living in Camden

Camden is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 70,996 people and 19 associated neighborhoods, Camden is the 11th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Camden was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

A lot of people in Camden take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Camden, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In Camden, just 9.55% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Camden in 2022 was $18,914, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,656 for a family of four. However, Camden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Camden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Camden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Camden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Camden, accounting for 53.29% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Camden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Camden include Irish, German, Haitian, Jamaican, and African.

In addition, Camden has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.18%).

The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.