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Welcome to Camden ...

The city of Camden is located in Ray County<1>.

The location of Camden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Camden, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1838.

When the people of Camden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Camdenite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Camden has a population of 172 people<4> (see below for details).

Camden is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Camden lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Camden: (816)

The ZIP code for Camden: 64017<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Camden had an population of 172 people. This is a decrease of 9.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden had a population of 191 people. This makes Camden the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 191 people, the population of Camden decreased 8.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 209 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Camden.

Communities Also Named Camden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 33 communities that are also named Camden - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Camden.

Communities near Camden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Camden.

  • Blue Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Grain Valley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grain Valley
    • Grain Valley is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,827 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grain Valley <7>
  • Excelsior Springs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Springs
    • Excelsior Springs is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,833 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs <7>
  • Oak Grove
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,437 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove <7>
  • Richmond
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Odessa
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
    • Odessa is located in Lafayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,295 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa <7>
  • Higginsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Lexington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Buckner
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Lawson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Camden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Camden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Camden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Camden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden. See our Newspapers Page for Camden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Camden ...

Looking for more information about Camden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Camden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Camden.

Adding Camden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Camden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Camden was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Camden post office opened in 1838.

We also found Camden in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Camden.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Camden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Ray, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Camden refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Camden may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Camden.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Camden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Camden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Camden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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