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Camden, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Camden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kershaw County at latitude 34.2557 and longitude -80.6087. Kershaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Camden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Camden, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Camden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Camden (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Fredericksburg, Friends Neck, Pine Tree Hill, Pinetree.

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Camden, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,004
Population in Households 6,846
Population in Familes 5,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 158
Population Density1 656
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,043
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,890
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,028 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,015 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 617 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $196,478
Average Home Value $282,997


Median Household Income $38,784
Average Household Income $57,936
Per Capita Income $24,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.57% 0.54%
Households 0.6% 0.54%
Families 1.15% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 75 81st
Population Density1 # 197 51st
Diversity Index2 # 130 67th
Median Household Income # 150 62nd
Per Capita Income # 66 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.