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Camden, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Camden had a population of 7,053 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 34.2557 and longitude -80.6087 in Kershaw County. 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. Kershaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Camden (GNIS ID: 2403978) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Camden is located within Camden Division of Kershaw County.

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: Fredericksburg, Friends Neck, Pine Tree Hill, Pinetree.

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


Total Population 7,053
Population in Households 6,930
Population in Familes 5,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 660
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,063
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,897
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,044 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 620 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $183,665
Average Home Value $262,476


Median Household Income $45,100
Average Household Income $64,734
Per Capita Income $28,171
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.52%
Households 0.51% 0.51%
Families 0.84% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina 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 # 76 81st
Population Density1 # 198 50th
Diversity Index2 # 131 67th
Median Household Income # 111 72nd
Per Capita Income # 49 88th

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