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Welcome to Camden ...

The city of Camden is located in Camden County<1> and is the County Seat for Camden County.

When the people of Camden refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Camdenite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Camden has a population of 73,575 people<3> (see below for details).

Camden was established in 1626.

The community of Camden is near sea level<4>.

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

Camden lies within the (856) area code.

Websites for Camden ...

Official Website: www.ci.camden.nj.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Camden had an population of 73,575 people. This is a decrease of 4.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden had a population of 77,344 people (which is 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 total 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 (which had a count of 79,904 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Camden was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Camden on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Camden on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Camden ...

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

  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norristown
    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Camden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<6>
  • Chester [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Camden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>
  • Yeadon [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeadon
    • Yeadon [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Camden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,489 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeadon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yeadon<6>
  • Darby [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darby
    • Darby [Delaware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Camden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansdowne [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansdowne
      • Lansdowne [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansdowne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdowne<6>
    • Burlington [Burlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Burlington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,840 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Woodbury [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Gloucester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,813 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Bristol [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bucks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
    • Brookhaven [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Delaware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
    • Conshohocken [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conshohocken
      • Conshohocken [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Camden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,051 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conshohocken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conshohocken<6>

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. Our list includes 56 papers. 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.

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Camden: www.ci.camden.nj.us/

The official website for Camden County: www.camdencounty.com/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Camden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Camden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Camden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CamdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9250, Longitude: -75.1196    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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