Camden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 11,347 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the 34th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Camden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Camden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Camden who work in sales jobs (14.26%), office and administrative support (8.57%), and maintenance occupations (7.28%).
The percentage of adults in Camden with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.28% of adults in Camden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Camden in 2010 was $17,925, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,700 for a family of four. However, Camden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Camden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Camden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Camden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Camden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Camden include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.