Camden is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 4,838 people and just one neighborhood, Camden is the 69th largest community in Maine. Camden has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Camden real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Camden house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Camden is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Camden is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camden who work in sales jobs (13.99%), management occupations (11.41%) and office and administrative support (10.66%).
Of important note, Camden is also a town of artists. Camden has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Camden’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.51% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Camden has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Camden a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Camden is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Camden is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Camden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.