Camden, South Carolina Population 2020

7,490

Camden is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,490, it is the 49th largest city in South Carolina and the 3781st largest city in the United States. Camden is currently growing at a rate of 2.00% annually and its population has increased by 9.53% 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 694 people per square mile.

The average household income in Camden is $71,830 with a poverty rate of 13.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $681 per month, and the median house value is $158,900. The median age in Camden is 45.3 years, 43.1 years for males, and 48.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 74.9 males.

Camden Demographics

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

  • White: 62.68%
  • Black or African American: 36.67%
  • Two or more races: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Camden, South Carolina is 7,490, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,196.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,838.

Camden, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,42562.68%
Black or African American2,58936.67%
Two or More Races460.65%

Camden Population Pyramid 2020

Camden Median Age

45.3


Total

43.1


Male

48.1


Female

Camden Adults

There are 5,549 adults, (1,508 of whom are seniors) in Camden.

Camden Age Dependency

74.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Camden Sex Ratio

Female

4,036

57.17%

Male

3,024

42.83%

Camden Households and Families

Camden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Camden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All75.3%24.7%
Male74.9%25.1%
Non Family73.7%26.3%
Female56%44%

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9532.3675.3
Married1,2202.8483.7
Non Family1,1001.1773.7
Female4343.5156
Male1993.3974.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Camden Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1532.95%
9th to 12th Grade3997.68%
High School Graduate1,35326.06%
Some College1,02719.78%
Associates Degree4648.94%
Bachelors Degree1,18022.73%
Graduate Degree61611.86%

Camden Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0822,8671,505
Black1,9121,589163
Hispanic165151115
Multiple Races333313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 69.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,109$49,291$31,572
Less Than High School$$$12,019
High School Grad$22,500$22,869$22,321
Some College$35,098$55,923$25,675
Bachelors Degree$51,521$51,546$47,222
Graduate Degree$52,917$$51,875

$37,109

Average Earnings

$49,291

Average Male

$31,572

Average Female

Camden Language

Camden Language by Age

Camden Language

96.66% of Camden residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Camden Poverty

Camden Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,55855821.81%
White4,0453288.11%
Hispanic3257121.85%

13.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.02%

Male Poverty Rate

13.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Camden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Camden is Hispanic, with 21.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Camden is White, with 8.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.19%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.15%
High School15.84%
Some College13.01%
Bachelors or Greater11.30%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.04%
Female Unemployed19.05%
Male Employed6.79%
Female Employed4.45%

Camden Income

Camden Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,554$71,830
Families$57,764$79,404
Married Families$83,462-
Non Families$32,048$58,548

Camden Marital Status

Camden Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Camden Married by Age and Sex

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

Camden Veterans

672

Number of Veterans

547

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam286
First Gulf War175
Second Gulf War106
World War II27
Korea27

$Camden Veterans by Education

21.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Camden Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Camden Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.28%

Born in South Carolina

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.37% of Camden residents were born in the United States, with 65.28% having been born in South Carolina. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,4901472.00%
20197,3431472.04%
20187,196380.53%
20177,1581472.10%
20167,011350.50%
20156,976370.53%
20146,939510.74%
20136,888150.22%
20126,873150.22%
20116,858180.26%
20106,8401580.23%
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%