Camden is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 71,791 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the ninth largest community in New Jersey. Camden has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camden who work in office and administrative support (10.88%), sales jobs (10.13%), and food service (8.87%).
Many people in Camden take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Camden citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Camden have a very low rate of college education: just 9.78% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Camden in 2018 was $15,001, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,004 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 36.38% 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Camden, accounting for 51.01% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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 Irish, Italian, African, German, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.