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Camden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Camden Census Designated Place had a population of 659 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 36.3285 and longitude -76.1719 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the Camden Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Camden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585495) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Camden Census Designated Place is located within Township of Courthouse, a minor civil division (MCD) of Camden County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Jonesborough, Plank Bridge.


Camden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 659 (100%)
Population in Households 659 (100.0%)
Population in Families 577 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 417
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $75,510
Average Household Income $84,276
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $31,801
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $220,625
Average Home Value $221,774
Housing Affordability Index3 224


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.94% 0.95%
Households 1.06% 1.07%
Families 3.17% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
Owner Occupied HU   0.99%


Camden, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 513 31st
Population Density # 508 31st
Median Household Income # 72 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 515 70th
Per Capita Income # 175 76th
Diversity Index # 525 29th

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