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Population in 2012: 11,836 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.0%
 

Males: 5,407  (45.7%)
Females: 6,429  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,440 (it was $27,814 in 2000)
Camden:

$29,440
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,920

Camden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,083 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Camden:

$73,083
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $88,788; Detached houses: $92,333; Mobile homes: $25,838

Median gross rent in 2012: $498.

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  • Black alone - 6,573 (54.5%)
  • White alone - 4,908 (40.7%)
  • Two or more races - 299 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic - 241 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 38 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Camden: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (7.3%), United States (6.9%), Irish (6.5%), German (5.1%), French (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/28/1868

Elevation: 202 feet

Land area: 16.5 square miles.

Population density: 719 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Camden:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Camden city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

68 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Camden, Arkansas as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Camden to the number of sex offenders is 370 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $517 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $385 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pine Bluff, AR (64.6 miles , pop. 55,085).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (93.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (234.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: East Camden, AR (2.4 miles ), Louann, AR (3.6 miles) , Chidester, AR (3.8 miles ), Smackover, AR (4.0 miles ), Bearden, AR (4.1 miles ), Stephens, AR (4.2 miles ), Reader, AR (4.4 miles) , Bluff City, AR (4.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $55,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $416,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.57 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +902 (+7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,646 (59.0%)

Area code: 870

Camden household income distribution Camden home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Camden by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 033210021211
per 100,000 0.022.623.615.88.00.00.017.48.817.98.18.3
Rapes 89104857210420
per 100,000 58.267.978.831.664.240.559.317.488.135.816.30.0
Robberies 23141416241618201923119
per 100,000 167.4105.7110.3126.5192.6129.6152.4174.1167.4206.089.674.3
Assaults 562540472947573352546460
per 100,000 407.5188.7315.0371.7232.7380.8482.6287.2458.2483.7521.4495.1
Burglaries 10387139201177202227206158170185178
per 100,000 749.5656.81094.71589.71420.41636.61921.81793.01392.21522.91507.11468.9
Thefts 523286529374435596600479434393409405
per 100,000 3805.92159.14166.32957.93490.94828.65079.64169.23824.13520.63332.03342.1
Auto thefts 33163130272622322117117
per 100,000 240.1120.8244.2237.3216.7210.6186.3278.5185.0152.389.657.8
Arson N/A04356501521
per 100,000 N/A0.031.523.740.148.642.30.08.844.816.38.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 410.6317.6479.0426.6437.1481.9553.6482.9505.5492.7414.9386.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Camden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 40 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Arkansas average:

1.98

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Camden, Arkansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.3%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,693 (-11.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Camden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Camden city center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 12/3/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Camden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.7 miles away from Camden center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Camden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouachita County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Camden topographic map

Birthplace of: Ne-Yo - Singer–songwriter, Tommy Tuberville - College football coach, Benjamin Travis Laney - Arkansas governor, Corey Williams (American football) - Football player, David Pryor - Politician, Jim Holt (Arkansas politician) - Politician, Oscar Brown, Sr. - Real estate businessman, Shawn Andrews - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Dec 25, 1982), Stacy Andrews - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Jun 2, 1981), Catherine Dorris Norrell - Politician.

Main business address for: HCB BANCSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Camden:

  • OUACHITA VALLEY KIDNEY CTR (Dialysis Facility, 1114 WASHINGTON NW)
  • DOCTORS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 726 CALIFORNIA AVENUE SW)
  • OUACHITA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, 740 CALIFORNIA AVENUE SW)
  • OUACHITA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 638 CALIFORNIA AVENUE)
  • LONGMEADOW NURSING CENTER - CAMDEN (Nursing Home, 365 ALPHA STREET)
  • OUACHITA CONVALESCENT CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 1411 COUNTRY CLUB RD)
  • OUACHITA NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1411 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • PINE HILLS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, 900 MAGNOLIA RD)
  • SILVER OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 1875 OLD WIRE ROAD)

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College/University in Camden:

  • Southern Arkansas University Tech (Full-time enrollment: 698; Location: 100 Carr Road; Public; Website: www.sautech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Camden:

  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 31 miles; Magnolia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,501)
  • Henderson State University (about 41 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 60 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,521)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 66 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • Texarkana College (about 73 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Grambling State University (about 73 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 74 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)

Public high schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 779; Location: 1750 CASH RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARMONY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 391; Location: 401 OUACHITA RD 88; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SAU TECH CAREER CENTER (Location: 327 STEWART ST SW; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Camden:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 1244 MAUL RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN FAIRVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 647 DOOLEY WOMACK DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 1 ROBIN ST; Grades: PK - 01)
  • HARMONY GROVE ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 401 OUACHITA RD 88; Grades: PK - 06)
  • IVORY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 575 DOOLEY WOMACK DR; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • CAMDEN FAIRVIEW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 255 POPE ST; Grades: 04 - 05)

Private elementary/middle school in Camden:

  • CAMDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 1245 CALIFORNIA AVE SW; Grades: PK - 11)
See full list of schools located in Camden

Library in Camden:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CAMDEN & OUACHITA COUNTY (Operating income: $174,076; Location: 120 HARRISON AVE. S. W.; 71,043 books; 1,126 audio materials; 20 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Camden: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Law Enforcement - South Central Regional Office (A), Camden City Hall (B), McCollum-Chidester House Museum (C), Camden Police Department Substation (D), Camden Police Department (E), 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force (F), Ouachita County Sheriff's Office (G), Camden Fire Station 1 (H), Camden Fire Station 2 (I), Camden Fire Station 3 (J), Fairview Community Center (K), Fort Lookout Community Center (L), Ouachita County Courthouse (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Garden Oaks Shopping Center (1), Southwest Shopping Center (2), Cardinal Shopping Center (3), Camden Plaza Shopping Center (4), West Gate Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Camden include: Cumberland Church (A), Cullendale Baptist Church (B), Fairview United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Hillside Baptist Church (F), Second Baptist Church (G), White City Baptist Church (H), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Rest Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3), Cullendale Cemetery (4), Confederate Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Berg Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wadleigh Branch (A), Chaffie Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Camden include: Fairview Park (1), Coleman Stadium (2), Fairview Stadium (3), Fort Southerland Park (4), Ira Clark Park (5), City School Park (6), Sandy Beach Park (7), Carnes Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Mccollum-Chidester House Museum (926 West Washington Street).

Hotels: Kings Inn (942 South Adams Avenue), Airport Inn (2115 Highway 79 North), Umsted House Bed & Breakfast (404 West Washington Street), Comfort Inn Camden (1 Ridgecrest Drive), Ramada Inn Camden (950 California Avenue Southwest).

Courts: Camden-City - City Offices- Municipal Building Offices- Municipal Court Proba (213 Madison Avenue Northeast), Camden-City - City Offices- Municipal Building Offices- Municipal Court C (213 Madison Avenue Northeast).

 
Ouachita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00360. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00360
U.S.:

0.09971
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.284. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.401
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.73. This is worse than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.73
U.S.:

2.96
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 18.0. This is significantly worse than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

11.1
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 36.7. This is significantly worse than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

36.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 13.6. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

13.6
U.S.:

11.7

Drinking water stations with addresses in Camden and their reported violations in the past:

CAMDEN WATERWORKS (Population served: 13450, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between SEP-2003 and OCT-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-01-2003 and JUL-01-2003, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2001. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (DEC-05-2001)
  • 15 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 0.3 NTU - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 0.3 NTU - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 0.3 NTU - Between MAY-01-2003 and JUN-01-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 0.3 NTU - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2005)
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
FRENCHPORT WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1860, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOCUST BAYOU WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 488, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2000), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-01-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.8% for American Indian residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Camden, AR

People in group quarters in Camden in 2010:

  • 245 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Camden in 2000:

  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Camden compared to Arkansas state average:

Camden, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Camden (2011 data):

  • First Bank: Camden Operations Branch, East Camden Branch, Cardinal Branch, Washington Branch. Info updated 2012/02/13: Bank assets: $241.9 mil, Deposits: $216.3 mil, headquarters in Hampton, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Harrell Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers Bank & Trust Company: Jefferson/Camden Branch, West Washington Branch, East Camden Branch, Cardinal Branch. Info updated 2008/11/05: Bank assets: $734.1 mil, Deposits: $634.1 mil, headquarters in Magnolia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Magnolia Banking Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Garden Oaks Branch, Drive-In Branch, Camden Main. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, Arkansas:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 1450 Hwy 278 SW, Camden, AR 71701 , Phone: (870) 836-8100
  • Comfort Inn, 1 Ridgecrest Dr, Camden, AR 71701 , Phone: (870) 836-9000, Fax: (870) 836-9003
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Camden travel time to work - commute


Camden mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Camden city (based on Ouachita County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.64%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents53.0%15.8%7.9%7.6%5.4%
Congregations24.7%19.8%4.9%12.3%9.9%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Cumberland Presbyterian ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%1.9%1.5%1.3%1.7%
Congregations8.6%2.5%6.2%1.2%9.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Ouachita County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ouachita County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ouachita County:

12.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouachita County:

32.0%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,443$29,7720$0
Other Government Administration 5$15,071$36,1708$1,649
Judicial and Legal 0$0 7$7,539
Police Protection - Officers 22$59,627$32,5241$589
Police - Other 12$19,045$19,0450$0
Firefighters 28$72,181$30,9355$299
Fire - Other 0$0 1$788
Correction 1$1,917$23,0040$0
Streets and Highways 13$23,358$21,5611$1,072
Solid Waste Management 12$22,277$22,2772$1,771
Parks and Recreation 7$13,191$22,6130$0
Water Supply 26$49,884$23,0234$3,558
Other and Unallocable 6$17,322$34,6440$0
Totals for Government 135$301,316$26,78429$17,265

Camden government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,210,000 ($186.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,601,000 ($135.27)
    Water Utilities: $1,043,000 ($88.12)
    Regular Highways: $980,000 ($82.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $972,000 ($82.12)
    Sewerage: $667,000 ($56.35)
    Central Staff Services: $612,000 ($51.71)
    Financial Administration: $447,000 ($37.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $447,000 ($37.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $324,000 ($27.37)
    General Public Buildings: $206,000 ($17.40)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $2,074,000 ($175.23)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,182,000 ($99.86)
    Benefit Payments: $375,000 ($31.68)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $183,000 ($15.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $202,000 ($17.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.84)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,692,000 ($311.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $282,000 ($23.83)

Camden government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,039,000 ($87.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $445,000 ($37.60)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $588,000 ($49.68)
    From Parent Local Government: $79,000 ($6.67)
    Local Employee Contribution: $7,000 ($0.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $395,000 ($33.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,280,000 ($108.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,373,000 ($116.00)
    Interest Earnings: $483,000 ($40.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $198,000 ($16.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,625,000 ($137.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $669,000 ($56.52)
    All Other: $489,000 ($41.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,936,000 ($248.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $863,000 ($72.91)
    Property: $683,000 ($57.71)
    Other License: $320,000 ($27.04)

Camden government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,820,000 ($914.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,362,000 ($875.46)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,405,000 ($203.19)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,785,000 ($150.81)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $620,000 ($52.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,000 ($38.70)

Camden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $448,000 ($37.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,416,000 ($542.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,785,000 ($150.81)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, AR  0.79% ($25,014 average AGI)
from Columbia County, AR  0.27% ($24,042)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.26% ($16,217)


6.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Union County, AR  0.68% ($28,541 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.59% ($26,868)
to Columbia County, AR  0.50% ($24,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in Camden:

  • KNHD (1450 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KVMA (630 AM; 1 kW; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: MAGNOLIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Camden:

  • KAMD-FM (97.1 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CHARLES R. SHINN)
  • KCAC (89.5 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: CAMDEN CAREER CENTER)
  • KCXY (95.3 FM; EAST CAMDEN, AR; Owner: GARY D. TERRELL D/B/A Y95 RADIO)
  • KMGC (104.5 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: JADE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBSA (90.9 FM; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: BD OF SUP OF LA STATE U & A&M COLLGE)
  • KIXB (103.3 FM; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAGL (93.3 FM; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KELD-FM (107.1 FM; HAMPTON, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXZX (96.1 FM; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K228CE (93.5 FM; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, JR.)
  • KZHE (100.5 FM; STAMPS, AR; Owner: A-1 COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBPW (88.1 FM; HAMPTON, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KWDO (99.1 FM; WALDO, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Camden:

  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K46DT (Channel 46; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HO (Channel 69; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K36DR (Channel 36; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KYPX (Channel 49; CAMDEN, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • K29DC (Channel 29; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K40EF (Channel 40; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K50EK (Channel 50; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57GF (Channel 57; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K63FX (Channel 63; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K66EX (Channel 66; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K48EP (Channel 48; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K59FJ (Channel 59; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Camden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Camden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Camden, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Camden)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Camden)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 271
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 60
  • Good Intent Call: 216

Incident types - Camden


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Camden, AR

Most common first names in Camden, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James25072.5 years
Mary22878.2 years
John21475.4 years
William16674.7 years
Willie12374.6 years
Robert12271.5 years
Charles11471.2 years
George10074.0 years
Henry8174.4 years
Annie6379.8 years
Most common last names in Camden, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15776.2 years
Williams15474.8 years
Johnson12575.9 years
Davis9775.1 years
Brown8875.2 years
Jones8673.7 years
Wilson8275.6 years
Green7175.4 years
Moore6476.5 years
Walker5770.2 years
Businesses in Camden, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS4
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Camden, AR


Camden on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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  • Charles F. Schroer, Jr. (3)
  • Harry R. Kelley (2)
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