Camden, New Jersey Population 2021

73,236
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Camden is a city located in Camden County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 73,236, it is the 7th largest city in New Jersey and the 499th largest city in the United States . Camden is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -5.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,344 in 2010. Camden reached it's highest population of 124,555 in 1950. Spanning over 10 miles, Camden has a population density of 8,212 people per square mile.

The average household income in Camden is $41,180 with a poverty rate of 36.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $922 per month, and the median house value is $84,000. The median age in Camden is 30.8 years, 29.1 years for males, and 31.9 years for females.

Camden Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 41.36%
  • Other race: 27.56%
  • White: 23.45%
  • Two or more races: 4.50%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Camden, New Jersey is 73,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 73,725.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 77,344.

Camden, New Jersey Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,124,89011,2300.18%
20206,113,66011,2300.18%
20196,102,43011,2200.18%
20186,091,21012,6900.21%
20176,078,52011,8600.20%
20166,066,6609,8400.16%
20156,056,82010,4400.17%
20146,046,38016,2500.27%
20136,030,13013,5100.22%
20126,016,62020,3900.34%
20115,996,23025,3300.42%
20105,970,9000.00%

Camden Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American30,60841.36%
Some Other Race20,39427.56%
White17,35423.45%
Two or More Races3,3274.50%
Asian1,7832.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native4790.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.08%
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Camden Population by Race

Camden Population Pyramid $2021

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Camden Median Age

30.8


Total

29.1


Male

31.9


Female

Camden Adults

There are 51,186 adults, (7,087 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female

39,209

52.98%

Male

34,793

47.02%

Camden Population by Age

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Camden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
Male40.2%59.8%
All39.3%60.7%
Non Family35.3%64.7%
Female29%71%

39.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Camden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,6522.939.3
Female9,5393.7129
Non Family8,4741.1935.3
Married4,8404.0366.4
Male1,7993.6140.2

3.63

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Camden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,45914.81%
9th to 12th Grade7,61617.46%
High School Graduate14,83834.02%
Some College8,32919.10%
Associates Degree2,1064.83%
Bachelors Degree3,0396.97%
Graduate Degree1,2252.81%
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Camden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic20,55911,5781,392
Black18,67214,8711,997
Other Race11,2196,014435
White3,2192,292499
2+ Races1,263883167
Asian1,164770377
Native American307199
Islander37

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 79.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.39%.

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,540$26,913$24,285
Less Than 9th Grade$18,971$20,992$17,196
High School Graduate$26,389$28,721$24,366
Some College$27,689$27,019$28,432
Bachelors Degree$34,063$36,183$30,427
Graduate Degree$48,750$45,139$67,083

$25,540

Average Earnings

$26,913

Average Male

$24,285

Average Female

Camden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Camden Language by Age

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Camden Language

54.40% of Camden residents speak only English, while 45.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.20% of the population.

Camden Language

Camden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,38314,44238.63%
Black29,5509,91833.56%
Other20,3149,52546.89%
White3,5641,24734.99%
Multiple3,2291,14035.31%
Asian1,71767139.08%
Native47926755.74%
Islander571933.33%

36.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.48%

Male Poverty Rate

38.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Native, with 55.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is Islander, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.68%.

Camden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.45%
High School29.41%
Some College23.82%
Bachelors or Greater14.82%

Camden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.48%
Male Unemployed36.94%
Female Employed20.63%
Male Employed14.76%

Camden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Camden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,015$41,180
Families$31,194$45,195
Married Families$48,997$66,907
Non Families$16,546$28,219
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Income by Household Type

Camden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.6%

Male Marriage Rate

20.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Camden Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Camden Marital Status

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1,772

Number of Veterans

1,510

Male Veterans

262

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam618
Second Gulf War380
First Gulf War346
Korea85
World War II48

Camden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64491
35 to 54475
75+394
65 to 74300
18 to 34112

Camden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,1735.48%
White4063.26%
Hispanic2661.08%
Other Race850.63%
2+ Races653.30%
Asian241.75%
Islander1951.35%

Camden Veterans by Race

Camden Veterans by Education

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21.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Camden Employment by Age

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Camden Employment by Race

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Camden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.33%

Born in Camden

86.03%

Native Born

13.97%

Foreign Born

8.63%

Non Citizen

5.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.03% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 60.33% having been born in New Jersey. 8.63% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202173,236-163-0.22%
202073,399-163-0.22%
201973,562-163-0.22%
201873,725-3-0.00%
201773,728-90-0.12%
201673,818-1,386-1.84%
201575,204-469-0.62%
201475,673-610-0.80%
201376,283-428-0.56%
201276,711-338-0.44%
201177,0492440.32%
201076,805-3,099-0.39%
200079,904-7,588-0.90%
199087,4922,5820.30%
198084,910-17,641-1.87%
1970102,551-14,608-1.32%
1960117,159-7,396-0.61%
1950124,5557,0190.58%
1940117,536-1,164-0.10%
1930118,7002,3910.20%
1920116,30921,7712.09%
191094,53818,6032.22%
190075,93517,6222.68%
189058,31316,6543.42%
188041,65921,6147.59%
187020,0455,6873.39%
186014,3584,8794.24%
18509,4796,10810.89%
18403,3710.00%

Camden Population by Year