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Census Data for Cameron ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Cameron a population of 396 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Cameron a population of 424 people.

The town of Cameron is located in Calhoun County. The 2010 Census gave Calhoun County; a population of 15,175 people. This means that Cameron had 2.79% of the county's total population, making it Calhoun's 2nd most populous community.

At the same time, South Carolina had a population of 4,625,364 people.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Cameron has a total area of 3.13 square miles [8.1 km²].

Calhoun County has a land area of 381.2 square miles [987.2 km²]. At 3.13 square miles [8.1 km²], Cameron has 0.82% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Cameron, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Cameron reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Cameron might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   33° 33' 28"   (or 33.56°)
    • Lon:   -80° 42' 54"   (or -80.72°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cameron had 209 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 424 people, this averages 2.03 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Cameron had a land area of 3.13 square miles [8.1 km²]. This translates to 66.9 Housing Units per square mile [25.82 housing units/km²].
    • From the Census of 2000: Cameron had 201 Housing Units, a population of 449 people and a land area of 3.14 square miles [8.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.23 people per Housing Unit and 64.1 Housing Units per square mile [24.75 housing units/km²].
    • Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Cameron and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Calhoun County ...

The community of Cameron is located in Calhoun County<4>.

The county had a population of 15,175 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 424 people, Cameron represented 2.79% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Cameron has a population density of 135.7 people per square mile [52.4 people/km²], Calhoun County averages 39.81 people per square mile [15.37 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Calhoun County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Cameron, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Cameron. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Cameron or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Cameron, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Cameron.

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    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   33.557954°   (or 33°33'28" N)
    • Lon:   -80.715034°   (or -80°42'54" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   33.557567°   (or 33°33'27" N)
    • Lon:   -80.715311°   (or -80°42'55" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 164.3 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2405368) to Cameron. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Cameron. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   33.557904°   (or 33°33'28" N)
    • Lon:   -80.715082°   (or -80°42'54" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 23.34 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Cameron. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Cameron.

Miscellaneous Information for Cameron ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Calhoun County or the town of Cameron:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Cameron:
    • GNIS ID for Cameron: 2405368
    • GNIS ID for Calhoun County: 1247986
    • GNIS ID for State of South Carolina: 1779799
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Cameron is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Cameron.

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The official website for State of South Carolina:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>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).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 329 degrees and a distance of 164.3 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 321 degrees and a distance of 23.34 feet.






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