Camden, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 11,030 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.1%
 
Males: 4,995  (45.3%)
Females: 6,035  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 71701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $26,418 (it was $27,814 in 2000)
Camden:

$26,418
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,940 (it was $14,599 in 2000)

Camden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,582 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Camden:

$75,582
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $108,932; detached houses: $115,077; mobile homes: $27,726

Median gross rent in 2017: $539.

March 2019 cost of living index in Camden: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.6%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 60.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Camden, AR (2017)
    • 6,21554.6%Black alone
    • 4,40738.7%White alone
    • 4774.2%Hispanic
    • 1331.2%Two or more races
    • 550.5%American Indian alone
    • 140.1%Asian alone

Races in Camden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Camden, Arkansas as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Camden is 227 to 1.


Crime rates in Camden by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.4)
1
(8.8)
2
(17.9)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(64.2)
5
(40.5)
7
(59.3)
2
(17.4)
10
(88.1)
4
(35.8)
2
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
7
(59.7)
9
(77.9)
6
(52.5)
8
(71.5)
13
(117.4)
16
(147.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24
(192.6)
16
(129.6)
18
(152.4)
20
(174.1)
19
(167.4)
23
(206.0)
11
(89.6)
9
(74.3)
14
(119.4)
7
(60.6)
11
(96.3)
14
(125.1)
11
(99.4)
10
(91.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(232.7)
47
(380.8)
57
(482.6)
33
(287.2)
52
(458.2)
54
(483.7)
64
(521.4)
60
(495.1)
42
(358.2)
52
(450.1)
100
(875.4)
90
(804.2)
142
(1,283)
101
(928.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
177
(1,420)
202
(1,637)
227
(1,922)
206
(1,793)
158
(1,392)
170
(1,523)
185
(1,507)
178
(1,469)
129
(1,100)
137
(1,186)
149
(1,304)
129
(1,153)
126
(1,138)
155
(1,425)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
435
(3,491)
596
(4,829)
600
(5,080)
479
(4,169)
434
(3,824)
393
(3,521)
409
(3,332)
405
(3,342)
345
(2,942)
353
(3,056)
339
(2,968)
264
(2,359)
289
(2,611)
313
(2,877)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(216.7)
26
(210.6)
22
(186.3)
32
(278.5)
21
(185.0)
17
(152.3)
11
(89.6)
7
(57.8)
10
(85.3)
14
(121.2)
13
(113.8)
15
(134.0)
21
(189.7)
20
(183.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(40.1)
6
(48.6)
5
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
5
(44.8)
2
(16.3)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.5)
2
(17.3)
4
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(54.2)
3
(27.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)428.1472.0542.2473.0495.2482.7406.4378.9356.7454.7465.1459.2579.6560.4

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City-data.com crime index in Camden, AR

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (11.7%), English (3.8%), German (1.7%), Irish (1.7%), British (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/28/1868

Elevation: 202 feet

Land area: 16.5 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile   (low).

Camden, Arkansas map

147 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $616 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $533 (0.8%)

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)

Latitude: 33.57 N, Longitude: 92.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,463 (+12.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,646 (66.4%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Camden, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Camden, AR in 2017
Camden satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Camden, AR residents
Average permit cost in Camden, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Camden, AR
Historical housing units in Camden, AR
Most common industries in Camden, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Paper (7.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (12.7%)
  • Wood products (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Camden, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)

Average climate in Camden, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Camden-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 76% 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from Camden center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouachita County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Camden topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Camden:

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

Airports and heliports located in Camden:

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College/University in Camden:

  • Southern Arkansas University Tech (Full-time enrollment: 1,316; Location: 6415 Spellman 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: 3,005)
  • Henderson State University (about 41 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 59 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 66 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • National Park Community College (about 68 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • Texarkana College (about 73 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Grambling State University (about 73 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)

Public high schools in Camden:

  • SAU TECH CAREER CENTER (Location: 327 STEWART ST SW, Grades: 9-12)
  • CAMDEN FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1750 CASH RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • HARMONY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 401 OUACHITA 88, Grades: 7-12)

Private high schools in Camden:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 1244 MAUL RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • CAMDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 48, Location: 1245 CALIFORNIA AVE SW, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Camden:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Camden: HCB BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location 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).

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.

Ouachita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CAMDEN WATERWORKS (Population served: 14,447, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2009), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2009), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2009), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-27-2009), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
FRENCHPORT WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1,783, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (3 times from AUG-15-2013 to SEP-30-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
LOCUST BAYOU WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 520, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Camden:

Marital status in Camden, AR
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Camden:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Camden
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Camden, AR (based on Ouachita County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,41165
Black Protestant8,16542
Mainline Protestant2,11421
Other1732
Catholic1001
None2,157-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouachita County:

32.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Camden:

48.4%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Camden:

44.4%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Camden:

19.9%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Camden:

6.7
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Camden:

36.0%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Camden:

78.8%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Camden, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 30$95,473$38,1890$0
Water Supply 25$67,545$32,4221$855
Police Protection - Officers 25$79,703$38,2570$0
Police - Other 16$33,493$25,1201$352
Solid Waste Management 12$25,757$25,7572$2,055
Streets and Highways 11$24,295$26,5042$1,984
Other Government Administration 8$26,465$39,6980$0
Judicial and Legal 7$10,828$18,5622$620
Other and Unallocable 3$6,399$25,5960$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,016$18,0963$3,082
Financial Administration 2$6,324$37,9440$0
Fire - Other 1$2,086$25,0320$0
Totals for Government 142$381,384$32,23011$8,948

Camden government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $155,000 ($14.05)
    Regular Highways: $92,000 ($8.34)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($5.08)
    Air Transportation: $41,000 ($3.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,329,000 ($211.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,767,000 ($160.20)
    Water Utilities: $1,464,000 ($132.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,278,000 ($115.87)
    Sewerage: $1,064,000 ($96.46)
    General - Other: $708,000 ($64.19)
    Regular Highways: $706,000 ($64.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000 ($23.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $245,000 ($22.21)
    Central Staff Services: $244,000 ($22.12)
    Air Transportation: $228,000 ($20.67)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($13.60)
    General Public Buildings: $96,000 ($8.70)
    Corrections - Other: $41,000 ($3.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($9.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $89,000 ($8.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $7,000 ($0.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,483,000 ($406.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $322,000 ($29.19)

Camden government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,415,000 ($128.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $435,000 ($39.44)
    Air Transportation: $179,000 ($16.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($0.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $155,000 ($14.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,361,000 ($123.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $306,000 ($27.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $132,000 ($11.97)
    Interest Earnings: $44,000 ($3.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,302,000 ($208.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $804,000 ($72.89)
    General Local Government Support: $310,000 ($28.11)
    Other: $304,000 ($27.56)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,428,000 ($310.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $931,000 ($84.41)
    Property: $682,000 ($61.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $315,000 ($28.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $62,000 ($5.62)
    Other License: $24,000 ($2.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.09)

Camden government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,586,000 ($1503.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,995,000 ($1087.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,345,000 ($484.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $754,000 ($68.36)

Camden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,746,000 ($430.28)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,219,000 ($654.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $856,000 ($77.61)

5.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, AR  0.65% ($48,538 average AGI)
from Columbia County, AR  0.35% ($34,429)
from Calhoun County, AR  0.30% ($40,625)


6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,404 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Union County, AR  0.68% ($42,273 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.56% ($53,378)
to Columbia County, AR  0.42% ($31,618)
Businesses in Camden, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Sears1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

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
See more detailed statistics of Camden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 938ft / 286mTotal length
  • $11,821,000Total costs
  • 183,144Total average daily traffic
  • 4,307Total average daily truck traffic
  • 129,968Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Camden, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 151970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 91990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Camden, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Camden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Camden, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (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: 45 (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: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 136. The highest number of fires - 271 took place in 2006, and the least - 17 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Camden, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.8%), and Structure Fires (41.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Camden, AR
    • 98742.8%Outside Fires
    • 95041.2%Structure Fires
    • 32214.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 482.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Camden, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, Arkansas:

  • Comfort Inn, 1 Ridgecrest Dr, Camden, Arkansas 71701 , Phone: (870) 836-9000, Fax: (870) 836-9003
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 942 Adams Avenue S, Camden, Arkansas 71701 , Phone: (870) 836-2535, Fax: (870) 836-2446
  • Sleep Inn/ Mainstay Suites, 206 Hwy 274, Camden, Arkansas 71701 , Phone: (870) 231-3816
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, Arkansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Camden, AR
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Camden, AR
  • 51.5%Utility gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Camden compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 23 pilots and 19 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Charles F. Schroer, Jr. (3)
  • Harry R. Kelley (2)
  • Jerry K. Bisswanger (1)
  • Timothy Bruce Morgan (1)
  • David Siggers (1)
  • Michael G. Romero (1)
  • Leonard M. Smith (1)
  • Lille Jeanette Bain (1)
  • Charles F. Schroer (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2020.