Camden, South Carolina Population 2020

7,234
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Camden is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,234, it is the 52nd largest city in South Carolina and the 3867th largest city in the United States. Camden is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 5.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,838 in 2010. Camden reached it's highest population of 8,532 in 1970. Spanning over 12 miles, Camden has a population density of 670 people per square mile.

The average household income in Camden is $74,588 with a poverty rate of 15.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $159,700. The median age in Camden is 46.6 years, 43.5 years for males, and 48.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.6 males.

Camden Demographics

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

  • White: 61.68%
  • Black or African American: 35.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.25%
  • Other race: 1.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Camden, South Carolina is 7,234, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,206.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,838.

Camden, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,37961.68%
Black or African American2,54435.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander891.25%
Some Other Race811.14%
Two or More Races70.10%
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Camden Population by Race

Camden Population Pyramid 2020

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Camden Median Age

46.6


Total

43.5


Male

48.6


Female

Camden Adults

There are 5,609 adults, (1,573 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female

3,932

55.38%

Male

3,168

44.62%

Camden Population by Age

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Camden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All76.5%23.5%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Male63%37%
Female61.7%38.3%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Camden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9052.4176.5
Married1,3183.0985
Non Family1,0951.1572.8
Female3843.6561.7
Male1082.5163

3.14

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Camden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1873.55%
9th to 12th Grade4117.79%
High School Graduate1,32225.06%
Some College96118.22%
Associates Degree3857.30%
Bachelors Degree1,34025.40%
Graduate Degree66912.68%
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Camden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,1212,8431,645
Black1,8891,583183
Hispanic267253181
Other Race818181
Islander2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,063$53,704$31,165
Less Than High School$11,859$$
High School Grad$22,013$22,175$21,919
Some College$34,375$60,000$
Bachelors Degree$53,210$54,390$34,400
Graduate Degree$50,341$$53,162

$40,063

Average Earnings

$53,704

Average Male

$31,165

Average Female

Camden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Camden Language by Age

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Camden Language

95.42% of Camden residents speak only English, while 4.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.40% of the population.

Camden Language

Camden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,51367526.86%
White4,0083027.53%
Hispanic4268920.89%
Multiple77100.00%

15.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.34%

Male Poverty Rate

16.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.41%.

Camden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.04%
Some College17.15%
High School14.86%
Bachelors or Greater9.13%

Camden Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.46%
Male Unemployed16.36%
Female Employed7.97%
Male Employed4.12%

Camden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Camden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,711$74,588
Families$61,444$85,957
Married Families$84,722-
Non Families$30,349$55,231
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Income by Household Type

Camden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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 45-54, 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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667

Number of Veterans

551

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam291
First Gulf War190
Second Gulf War90
Korea21
World War II14

Camden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64192
35 to 54191
65 to 74175
75+109
18 to 34

Camden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White41211.88%
Black25512.64%
Hispanic5119.10%

Camden Veterans by Race

Camden Veterans by Education

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15.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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66.03%

Born in South Carolina

97.25%

Native Born

2.75%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.25% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 66.03% having been born in South Carolina. 1.72% 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
20207,234140.19%
20197,220140.19%
20187,206440.61%
20177,1621572.24%
20167,005370.53%
20156,968370.53%
20146,931490.71%
20136,882120.17%
20126,870140.20%
20116,856180.26%
20106,8381560.23%
20006,682-14-0.02%
19906,696-766-1.08%
19807,462-1,070-1.33%
19708,5321,6902.23%
19606,842-144-0.21%
19506,9861,2391.97%
19405,7475641.04%
19305,1831,2532.81%
19203,9303610.97%
19103,569360.05%
18903,5330.00%

Camden Population by Year