Camden is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 76,119 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the ninth largest community in New Jersey.
Camden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.85%), healthcare suport services (9.77%), and sales jobs (8.73%).
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 population of Camden has a very low overall level of education: only 8.23% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Camden in 2010 was $13,597, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,388 for a family of four. Camden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.32% 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. Camden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 47.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Camden include Jamaican, Italian, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.