Camden, South Carolina Population 2024

8,623

Camden is a city located in Kershaw County and Lee County South Carolina. Camden has a 2024 population of 8,623. Camden is currently growing at a rate of 2.44% annually and its population has increased by 10.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,803 in 2020.

The average household income in Camden is $79,824 with a poverty rate of 17.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Camden is 47.9 years, 44.3 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.

Camden Demographics

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

  • White: 63.89%
  • Black or African American: 32.14%
  • Other race: 1.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.12%
  • Two or more races: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
776.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.51% (820)
The current population of Camden, South Carolina is 8,623 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,803.

Camden, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,00563.89%
Black or African American2,51832.14%
Other race1031.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander881.12%
Two or more races680.87%
Asian520.66%
Native American00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Camden Population by Race

Camden Population Pyramid 2024

Camden Median Age

47.9

Total

44.3

Male

49.3

Female

Camden Adults

There are 6,505 adults, (1,925 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female4,49657.39%
Male3,33842.61%

Camden Population by Age

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6622.1171.528.5
Non Family1,6251.1355.644.4
Married1,4463.0295.84.2
Female4082.7747.352.7
Male1832.0774.325.7

2.86

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

71.5%

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 Grade1783%
Associates Degree5399.09%
Bachelors Degree1,20820.38%
Graduate Degree77813.12%
High School Graduate1,26321.31%
Less Than 9th Grade1853.12%
Some College1,77729.98%

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
White3,8423,6141,648
Black1,7531,647234
Hispanic269240104
Other Race103103103
Asian52520
Islander43430
2+ Races10101

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$79,155$81,856$73,041
Graduate Degree$54,081$47,500$54,740
High School Graduate$37,037$40,774$32,431
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,063$69,333$34,383
Some College$37,641$70,065$28,727

$42,063

Average Earnings

$69,333

Average Male

$34,383

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

94.12% of Camden residents speak only English, while 5.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.65% of the population.

Camden Language

Camden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,49462224.94%
White4,72752811.17%
Hispanic35020658.86%
Multiple682638.24%

17.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.82%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Hispanic, with 58.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is White, with 11.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.35%.

Camden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School23.72%
Some College22.27%
Less Than 9th Grade20.18%
Bachelors or Greater5.26%

Camden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed11.54%
Female Unemployed10.38%
Male Employed9.39%

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$84,893$110,375
Households$54,141$79,824
Married Families$117,009$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,047$41,293

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Camden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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 45-54, 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

568

Number of Veterans

465

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam296
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War62
Korea27
World War II19

Camden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74241
55 to 64176
35 to 5499
75+52
18 to 340

Camden Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3919.41%
Black1778.55%
Hispanic9635.69%

Camden Veterans by Race

Camden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

3%

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

56.88%

Born in Camden

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 56.88% having been born in South Carolina. 2.83% 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
20299,6482052.17%
20289,4432052.22%
20279,2382052.27%
20269,0332052.32%
20258,8282052.38%
20248,6232052.44%
20238,4182052.5%
20228,2132823.56%
20217,9311281.64%
20207,8035667.82%
20197,237320.44%
20187,205460.64%
20177,1591552.21%
20167,004360.52%
20156,968360.52%
20146,932520.76%
20136,880120.17%
20126,868140.2%
20116,854190.28%
20106,8351532.29%
20006,682-14-0.21%
19906,696-766-10.27%
19807,462-1,070-12.54%
19708,5321,69024.7%
19606,842-144-2.06%
19506,9861,23921.56%
19405,74756410.88%
19305,1831,25331.88%
19203,93036110.11%
19103,569361.02%
18903,53300%
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Camden Population by Year