Camden, TN
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Camden is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,575 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Camden is the 158th largest community in Tennessee.

Camden is a blue-collar town, with 37.04% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Camden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camden who work in food service (13.60%), sales jobs (10.48%), and office and administrative support (9.52%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Camden has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Camden has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Camden than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Camden may be for you.

One of the benefits of Camden is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.90 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.

Being a small city, Camden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Camden is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.82% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Camden in 2010 was $17,486, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,944 for a family of four. Camden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, German, Italian, and Dutch.

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

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