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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 77,552 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.9259 and longitude -75.1196 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Camden 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Camden, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 130
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Camden, NJ Wealth Index is 30
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 77,552 (100%)
Population in Households 74,195 (95.7%)
Population in Families 60,394 (77.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,357 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 8,696
Diversity Index2 89
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,943
Average Household Income $42,052
Per Capita Income $13,236
Wealth Index4 30

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,324 (32.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,906 (52.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,275 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $86,346
Housing Affordability Index3 130
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,230
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 16,765
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.03% 0.04%
Households -0.11% 0.02%
Families -0.1% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 2019 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 Density # 38 93rd
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 542 1st
Per Capita Income # 545 0th

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