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The 2000 Census showed that Camden County had a population of 508,932 people. This represented 6.05% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Camden had a population of 517,879 people. This is an increase of 1.76% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010513,657+0.93%-0.82% since 2009
2009517,879+1.76% 
2008517,739+1.73% 
2007517,559+1.7%+0.2% since 2006
2006516,547+1.5%+0.31% since 2005
2005514,960+1.18%+0.44% since 2004
2004512,710+0.74%+0.42% since 2003
2003510,584+0.32%+0.16% since 2002
2002509,783+0.17%+0.38% since 2001
2001507,830-0.22%-0.22% since 2000
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2000508,932The Last Census

Camden County had 199,679 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Camden County has a total area<3> of 227.6 square miles [589 km²]. Of this total, 222.3 square miles [575 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.32%) being water (5.28 square miles [13.68 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Camden County had a population density of 2,289 people per square mile [883 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 21 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Camden County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Camden and the state of New Jersey.

Click here for the Camden County QuickFact (QF-34007).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Camden County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AtlanticQF-34001   SE271,712252,5527.59%
BurlingtonQF-34005   NE446,108423,3945.36%
GloucesterQF-34015   SW289,920254,67313.84%
Philadelphia (PA)QF-42101   NW1,547,2971,517,5501.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Camden. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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