Camden, AR


Highest Appreciating Camden Neighborhoods Since 2000

Camden, AR Real Estate Data

Camden Housing Market Information

With 11,347 people, 5,031 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $68,681, house prices in Camden are some of the most affordable in Arkansas as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Camden, accounting for 76.39% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Camden include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.59%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.23%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Camden are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.03% owning and 45.97% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Camden's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 45.04% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Camden include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 43.55%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.33%). There's also some housing in Camden built between 2000 and later ( 4.08%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Camden. Fully 15.83% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Camden homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Camden real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Camden Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Camden has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Camden real estate appreciated 16.78% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.56%, putting Camden in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Camden definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Camden appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Camden's appreciation rate has been -0.27%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Camden were at -0.07%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.30%.

Relative to Arkansas, our data show that Camden's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Arkansas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Camden differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Camden - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Camden real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,031,000 0.0
$774,001 - $1,031,000 0.0
$516,001 - $774,000 1.6
$412,001 - $516,000 0.3
$309,001 - $412,000 0.7
$206,001 - $309,000 5.1
$103,001 - $206,000 22.8
$52,001 - $103,000 28.5
$0 - $52,000 41.0

Very Low for AR
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
95.6931911402789 83.0985915492958

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$745 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.03
Renters 45.97
Vacant 15.83

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.1
1970 - 1999 43.6
1940 - 1969 45.0
1939 or Older 7.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 76.4
Townhomes 1.3
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 9.6
Mobile Homes 4.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.82
1 Bedroom 7.88
2 Bedrooms 30.65
3 Bedrooms 47.67
4 Bedrooms 10.86
5 or more bedrooms 2.12

Camden Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
38.75% 1.92% 6 5
* 10 is highest

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