Camden, Arkansas Population 2024

9,998

Camden is a city located in Calhoun County and Ouachita County Arkansas. Camden has a 2024 population of 9,998. It is also the county seat of Ouachita County. Camden is currently declining at a rate of -1.48% annually and its population has decreased by -5.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,598 in 2020.

The average household income in Camden is $61,046 with a poverty rate of 21.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Camden is 38.7 years, 33.9 years for males, and 44.3 years for females.

Camden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Camden was:

  • Black or African American: 50.2%
  • White: 47.01%
  • Two or more races: 2.33%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
16.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
605.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.66% (-600)
The current population of Camden, Arkansas is 9,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,598.

Camden, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American5,31550.2%
White4,97747.01%
Two or more races2472.33%
Native American240.23%
Other race240.23%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Camden Population by Race

Camden Population Pyramid 2024

Camden Median Age

38.7

Total

33.9

Male

44.3

Female

Camden Adults

There are 7,919 adults, (2,148 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female5,44651.44%
Male5,14148.56%

Camden Population by Age

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0262.5563.236.8
Non Family1,5171.0456.843.2
Married1,4372.9886.613.4
Female9303.8941.158.9
Male1425.3841.558.5

3.35

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Camden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1982.76%
9th to 12th Grade83011.55%
High School Graduate2,51535%
Some College2,01528.04%
Associates Degree4756.61%
Bachelors Degree77610.8%
Graduate Degree3765.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Camden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,7423,333745
Black3,2252,631398
2+ Races1411349
Hispanic1291112
Other Race24240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.91%.

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,398$50,033$34,610
Less Than 9th Grade$0$16,513$0
High School Graduate$33,654$38,333$23,640
Some College$36,477$56,771$33,171
Bachelors Degree$52,149$53,059$51,829
Graduate Degree$76,492$71,818$76,734

$40,398

Average Earnings

$50,033

Average Male

$34,610

Average Female

Camden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Camden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Camden Language

98.56% of Camden residents speak only English, while 1.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Camden Language

Camden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,2141,38126.49%
White4,71971215.09%
Hispanic2233314.8%
Multiple2403213.33%
Native2424100%

21.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.79%

Male Poverty Rate

21.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is Multiple, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.41%.

Camden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.18%
High School23.03%
Some College14.03%
Bachelors or Greater8.26%

Camden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.88%
Male Unemployed28.39%
Female Employed5.95%
Male Employed3.2%

Camden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Camden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$48,302$61,046
Families$67,337$73,452
Married Families$90,432$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,347$36,993

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Camden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Camden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Camden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Camden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Camden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

797

Number of Veterans

694

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam274
First Gulf War216
Second Gulf War200
Korea28
World War II0

Camden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54259
65 to 74257
75+154
55 to 64118
18 to 349

Camden Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White52613.07%
Black2717.28%

Camden Veterans by Race

Camden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Camden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Camden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Camden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.16%

Born in Camden

99.7%

Native Born

0.3%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.7% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 77.16% having been born in Arkansas. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Camden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,248-150-1.6%
20289,398-150-1.57%
20279,548-150-1.55%
20269,698-150-1.52%
20259,848-150-1.5%
20249,998-150-1.48%
202310,148-150-1.46%
202210,298-163-1.56%
202110,461-137-1.29%
202010,598-149-1.39%
201910,747-125-1.15%
201810,872-117-1.06%
201710,989-112-1.01%
201611,101-157-1.39%
201511,258-221-1.93%
201411,479-106-0.91%
201311,585-225-1.91%
201211,810-166-1.39%
201111,976-157-1.29%
201012,133-1,021-7.76%
200013,154-1,226-8.53%
199014,380-976-6.36%
198015,3562091.38%
197015,147-676-4.27%
196015,8234,45139.14%
195011,3722,39726.71%
19408,9751,70223.4%
19307,2734,035124.61%
19203,238-757-18.95%
19103,9951,15540.67%
19002,84026910.46%
18902,57100%
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Camden Population by Year