Camden, SC

Camden profile

Living in Camden

Camden is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 7,788 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the 59th largest community in South Carolina.

Camden is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Camden is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camden who work in sales jobs (12.30%), management occupations (10.96%), and teaching (9.93%).

Of important note, Camden is also a city 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.

A relatively large number of people in Camden telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The citizens of Camden are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.37% of adults in Camden have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Camden in 2018 was $33,500, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,000 for a family of four. However, Camden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Camden include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Camden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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