Camden is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 70,996 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the 11th largest community in New Jersey. Camden has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Many people in Camden take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Camden citizens for affordable transportation.
In Camden, just 10.05% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Camden in 2018 was $17,171, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,684 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 33.63% 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 52.76% 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, Nigerian, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Camden's cultural character, accounting for 16.12% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.