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Welcome to Camden ...

The city of Camden is located in Camden County and is the County Seat for Camden County.

When the people of Camden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Camdenite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Camden has a population of 74,532 people<2> (see below for details).

Camden was established in 1626.

The community of Camden is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Camden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Camden: (856)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden had a population of 77,344 people (or 15.06% of the total population of Camden County). This makes Camden the county's most populous community.

The population of Camden represents 0.88% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77,344 people, the population of Camden decreased 3.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 79,904 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Camden had an population of 74,532 people. This is a decrease of 3.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Camden ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Camden and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Burlington   [Map]   9,832   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Woodbury   [Map]   9,919   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bristol (PA)   [Map]   9,631   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brookhaven (PA)   [Map]   8,039   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chester (PA)   [Map]   34,077   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Conshohocken (PA)   [Map]   8,053   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Camden.

Communities Also Named Camden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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, Missouri, Nebraska, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Camden. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Camden. Our list includes 56 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Camden:

Websites for Camden ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Camden, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Camden.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Camden.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Camden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Camden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Camden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Camden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Camden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9359, Longitude: -75.1080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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