Camden, New Jersey Population 2024

70,887

Camden is a city located in Camden County New Jersey. Camden has a 2024 population of 70,887. Camden is currently declining at a rate of -0.3% annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,738 in 2020.

The average household income in Camden is $53,544 with a poverty rate of 31.63%. The median age in Camden is 32.1 years: 32.6 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Camden Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 42.92%
  • Other race: 35.31%
  • White: 9.92%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
8.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,948.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.19% (-851)
The current population of Camden, New Jersey is 70,887 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,738.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American30,81642.92%
Other race25,35235.31%
White7,1269.92%
Two or more races6,4619%
Asian1,5082.1%
Native American4580.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander780.11%

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Camden Population by Race

Camden Population Pyramid 2024

Camden Median Age

32.1

Total

32.6

Male

31.8

Female

Camden Adults

There are 51,488 adults, (7,602 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female38,57253.72%
Male33,22746.28%

Camden Population by Age

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,3722.8437.262.8
Female9,1413.732.567.5
Non Family8,4241.2229.670.4
Married4,1653.8760.539.5
Male2,6423.4241.258.8

3.51

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

37.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Camden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6,78615.73%
Associates Degree2,7506.37%
Bachelors Degree2,5095.81%
Graduate Degree1,6123.74%
High School Graduate15,16435.14%
Less Than 9th Grade6,39314.82%
Some College7,93718.39%

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
Hispanic20,93512,4021,282
Black19,29215,4212,025
Other Race14,8388,185773
2+ Races3,2012,292278
White1,9081,527584
Asian1,005629282
Native American1631490
Islander38200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.61%.

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,083$53,539$49,904
Graduate Degree$49,784$59,216$0
High School Graduate$29,356$33,166$23,982
Less Than 9th Grade$25,207$27,039$20,981
Overall$31,124$34,706$27,976
Some College$30,933$35,852$28,827

$31,124

Average Earnings

$34,706

Average Male

$27,976

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

55.72% of Camden residents speak only English, while 44.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.25% of the population.

Camden Language

Camden Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic38,04713,10234.44%
Other25,3099,09035.92%
Black29,6308,27727.93%
Multiple6,3962,15833.74%
White1,88859131.3%
Asian1,40847233.52%
Native45841991.48%

31.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.71%

Male Poverty Rate

34.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Native, with 91.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is Black, with 27.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.11%.

Camden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.75%
Some College24.26%
High School23.68%
Bachelors or Greater11.95%

Camden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.95%
Female Unemployed34.56%
Female Employed17.92%
Male Employed11.33%

Camden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Camden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$40,623$58,438
Households$36,258$53,544
Married Families$69,245$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,664$35,338

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Camden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

20.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.4%

Male Marriage Rate

17.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Camden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Camden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,771

Number of Veterans

1,449

Male Veterans

322

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam558
First Gulf War454
Second Gulf War408
Korea66
World War II0

Camden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54592
55 to 64473
75+362
65 to 74260
18 to 3484

Camden Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1,0514.7%
Hispanic4611.79%
Other Race2781.56%
White2584.68%
2+ Races1122.54%
Asian565%
Native American169.04%

Camden Veterans by Race

Camden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

14.6%

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

58.45%

Born in Camden

82.82%

Native Born

17.18%

Foreign Born

9.39%

Non Citizen

7.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.82% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 58.45% having been born in New Jersey. 9.39% 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
202969,823-213-0.3%
202870,036-213-0.3%
202770,249-212-0.3%
202670,461-213-0.3%
202570,674-213-0.3%
202470,887-213-0.3%
202371,1002770.39%
202270,823-720-1.01%
202171,543-195-0.27%
202071,738-1,837-2.5%
201973,575-205-0.28%
201873,78000%
201773,780-67-0.09%
201673,847-1,381-1.84%
201575,228-468-0.62%
201475,696-609-0.8%
201376,305-424-0.55%
201276,729-333-0.43%
201177,0622490.32%
201076,81300%
200079,904-7,588-8.67%
199087,4922,5823.04%
198084,910-17,641-17.2%
1970102,551-14,608-12.47%
1960117,159-7,396-5.94%
1950124,5557,0195.97%
1940117,536-1,164-0.98%
1930118,7002,3912.06%
1920116,30921,77123.03%
191094,53818,60324.5%
190075,93517,62230.22%
189058,31316,65439.98%
188041,65921,614107.83%
187020,0455,68739.61%
186014,3584,87951.47%
18509,4796,108181.19%
18403,371-66,452-95.17%
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Camden Population by Year