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Camden, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Camden is the 8th largest city in New Jersey with a population of 77,581 as of July 1, 2016. Camden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 39.9368 and longitude -75.1066 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Camden (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1.42 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Camden (GNIS ID: 885177) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Camden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Camden Village, Coopers Ferry, Cooper's Ferry, Cooper's Point Ferry Village, Coopersville, Dogwood, Kaighnton, Pinchtown, Spicers, Stockton, Wrightsville.

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Camden, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 77,581
Population in Households 74,230
Population in Familes 60,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,351
Population Density1 8,696
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 24,366
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 16,837
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 28,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,524 (29.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,842 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,468 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $83,793
Average Home Value $108,318


Median Household Income $26,186
Average Household Income $36,128
Per Capita Income $12,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.08%
Households -0.07% 0.01%
Families -0.08% 0.01%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   -0.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Camden, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 38 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 545 0th
Per Capita Income # 544 0th

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