Camden, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 7,168 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 3,201  (44.7%)
Females: 3,967  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29020.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,081 (it was $36,209 in 2000)
Camden:

$47,081
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,420 (it was $23,037 in 2000)

Camden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,062 (it was $93,400 in 2000)
Camden:

$153,062
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $221,629; detached houses: $221,193

Median gross rent in 2017: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Camden: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Camden, SC (2010)
    • 4,16861.0%White alone
    • 2,37934.8%Black alone
    • 1662.4%Hispanic
    • 630.9%Two or more races
    • 480.7%Asian alone
    • 110.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Camden, South Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Camden is 900 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)
3
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(28.3)
1
(14.1)
4
(56.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(56.6)
2
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.7)
6
(86.7)
2
(28.6)
4
(56.5)
4
(56.1)
1
(13.9)
2
(27.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
21
(297.0)
12
(168.8)
18
(254.6)
11
(155.5)
14
(198.0)
6
(83.9)
15
(216.8)
6
(86.1)
15
(216.7)
7
(100.0)
9
(127.2)
21
(294.4)
17
(237.0)
11
(152.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
96
(1,358)
107
(1,505)
66
(933.4)
71
(1,004)
63
(890.8)
47
(657.2)
58
(838.4)
79
(1,134)
76
(1,098)
47
(671.1)
67
(947.0)
86
(1,206)
94
(1,310)
79
(1,095)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(947.7)
73
(1,027)
168
(2,376)
117
(1,654)
128
(1,810)
106
(1,482)
152
(2,197)
164
(2,354)
92
(1,329)
53
(756.8)
67
(947.0)
67
(939.4)
71
(989.8)
62
(859.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
411
(5,813)
351
(4,937)
323
(4,568)
325
(4,595)
307
(4,341)
291
(4,069)
289
(4,178)
313
(4,492)
356
(5,142)
417
(5,955)
478
(6,756)
485
(6,800)
424
(5,911)
354
(4,906)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(452.6)
23
(323.5)
25
(353.6)
31
(438.3)
25
(353.5)
21
(293.6)
26
(375.8)
12
(172.2)
15
(216.7)
14
(199.9)
17
(240.3)
17
(238.4)
20
(278.8)
22
(304.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.5)
1
(14.4)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)803.3658.2713.9582.1668.0469.0583.7633.8669.9494.2656.8759.3672.4595.4

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City-data.com crime index in Camden, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.71
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (12.2%), Irish (4.1%), German (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), English (2.4%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 9.65 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Camden, South Carolina map

99 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,034 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $542 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (28.4 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (66.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (498.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lugoff, SC (2.3 miles ),
Boykin, SC (2.7 miles ),
Rembert, SC (3.4 miles ),
Elgin, SC (3.5 miles ),
Westville, SC (3.5 miles ),
Ashwood, SC (3.9 miles ),
Pontiac, SC (4.3 miles ),
Bethune, SC (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.26 N, Longitude: 80.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,749 (+52.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,338 (44.1%)

Area code: 803

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2009: 48 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $160,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Camden, SC residents
Average permit cost in Camden, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Camden, SC
Historical housing units in Camden, SC
Most common industries in Camden, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Camden, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Camden, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Camden, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.8. This is better than average.

City:

57.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.37
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00137. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00137
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Camden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Camden city center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 21.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Camden-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from Camden center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Camden center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 134.1 miles away from Camden center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from Camden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kershaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Camden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Camden:

  • CAMDEN I (975 WATEREE BLVD.)
  • CAMDEN II COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (975 WATEREE BLVD)
  • HOSPICE OF KERSHAW COUNTY (2001 WEST DEKALB STREET)
  • KERSHAW HEALTH (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, HAILE AND ROBERTS STREETS, BOX 7003)
  • SPRINGDALE HEALTHCARE CENTER (146 BATTLESHIP ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CAMDEN (7 HAILE LANE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CAMDEN (1110 BROAD STREET)
  • KERSHAWHEALTH HOME HEALTH (2001 WEST DEKALB STREET)

Airports located in Camden:

Amtrak station:

CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

College/University in Camden:

  • LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc (Full-time enrollment: 41; Location: 2418 Broad St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.legrandinstitute.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Camden:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 27 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Benedict College (about 30 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 30 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 37 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 46 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Wingate University (about 51 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 51 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public high schools in Camden:

Private high school in Camden:

  • CAMDEN MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 301, Location: 520 HIGHWAY 1 N, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Camden:

Private elementary/middle schools in Camden:

  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CAMDEN (Students: 79, Location: 2 MONTESSORI WAY, Grades: PK-6)
  • CAMDEN ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 612 BOYKIN RD, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Camden

Library in Camden:

  • KERSHAW COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $881,570; Location: 632 W. DEKALB STREET SUITE 109; 119,092 books; 2,747 audio materials; 3,850 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 203 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Emmanuel Christian School closed its doors after the 2003-2004 school year. At present the school Grades K3-12 is not in operation but may reopen in future.
  • Churches: please include ... Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church 1206 Lyttleton Street Camden SC 29020 803-432-3191 www.lsumc.net
  • Emmanuel Christian School closed its doors after the 2003-2004 school year. At present the school Grades K3-12 is not in operation but may reopen in future.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Camden: Springdale Race COurse (A), Camden Country Club (B), Camden Polo Club (C), Camden City Hall (D), Camden Fine Arts Center (E), Camden Fire Department (F), Camden Archives and Museum Library (G), Camden Conference Center (H), Kershaw County Courthouse (I), Kershaw County Library (J), Kershaw County Jail (K), Rhame Arena (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Towne Square Shopping Center (1), Camden Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Camden include: Camden Church of God (A), Grace Episcopal Church (B), Lakeview Baptist Church (C), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Timothys Lutheran Church (E), Tabernacle Church (F), Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church (G), Bethseda Presbyterian Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jewish Cemetery (1), Quaker Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Johnsons Pond (A), Duck Pond (B), Macdonald Willetts Pond (C), Kendall Lake (D), McGuirts House Pond Number Two (E), Sandy Hill Pond Number Two (F), Sandy Hill Pond Number One (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Camden include: Zemp Field (1), Kershaw Park (2), Monument Park (3), Grooms Park (4), Scott Park (5), Kendall Mill Historic District (6), Woodward Park (7), Hampton Park (8), Legion Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historic Camden Exchange (Museums; 222 Broad Street), Kershaw County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 811 Fair Street), Young Roger Stables (270 Fire Tower Road), The Flamingo Inc (3482 John G Richards Road), Hudson Music CO (Arcades & Amusements; 1915 Jefferson Davis Highway).

Hotels: Greenleaf Restaurant (1308 Broad Street), Knights Inn (322 East Dekalb Street), Camden Motel (1117 Jefferson Davis Highway), Plantation Motel (Highway 1 North), Mona Lisa Motel (1011 West Dekalb Street), Parkview Motel (1039 West Dekalb Street), Colony Inn (2020 West Dekalb Street), Ramada Ltd Camden SC (542 Highway 601 South).

Court: Kershaw County - Solicitor- Magistrate Judges- Family Court Support- Circuit Judge Resi (1121 Broad Street).

Birthplace of: Bernard Baruch - (1870-1965), business person, Bobby Engram - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Jan 7, 1973), James Cantey - Confederate States Army brigadier general, James Chesnut, Jr. - Confederate Army general and politician, John C. West - South Carolina politician, John Doby Kennedy - Confederate Army general, Larry Doby - Baseball player, Richie Williams (Canadian football) - Quarterback, Vonnie Holliday - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Dec 11, 1975), John C. Villepigue - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Kershaw 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 that have no violations reported:

  • CAMDEN CITY OF (2810001) (Population served: 15,554, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Camden in 2010:

  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Camden in 2000:

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Camden (2011 data):

  • First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B.: First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.b. at 407 Dekalb Street, branch established on 1904/01/01; Dusty Bend Branch at 2310 N. Broad Street, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $625.7 mil, Deposits: $495.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Camden Main Branch at 402 East Dekalb Street, branch established on 2008/01/14. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Camden Branch at 519 East Dekalb Street, branch established on 1958/05/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Camden at 200 East Dekalb Street, branch established on 1963/01/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Synovus Bank: Camden Branch at 501 East Dekalb Street, branch established on 1991/12/20. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • First Community Bank, National Association: The Bank Of Camden Branch at 631 W. Dekalb Street, branch established on 2001/02/20. Info updated 2006/07/18: Bank assets: $593.9 mil, Deposits: $469.0 mil, headquarters in Lexington, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Camden Main at 315 East Dekalb Street, branch established on 1993/06/05. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Heritage Community Bank: Camden Branch at 703 West Dekalb Street, branch established on 2006/11/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $103.7 mil, Deposits: $89.4 mil, headquarters in Hartsville, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Regional Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Camden:

Marital status in Camden, SC
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Camden:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Camden
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Religion statistics for Camden, SC (based on Kershaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,13983
Mainline Protestant5,62730
Black Protestant2,12613
Catholic1,7241
Other1,1664
None28,915-
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: 9
Kershaw County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kershaw County:

11.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kershaw County:

30.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Camden:

44.3%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Camden:

20.4%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Camden:

12.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Camden:

35.0%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.1%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Camden, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$86,638$41,5861$2,077
Firefighters 24$81,079$40,5400$0
Solid Waste Management 17$34,133$24,0940$0
Water Supply 15$51,316$41,0530$0
Electric Power 14$54,108$46,3780$0
Financial Administration 12$39,597$39,5970$0
Other Government Administration 11$41,464$45,2330$0
Sewerage 8$28,158$42,2370$0
Other and Unallocable 7$33,013$56,5940$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,500$46,0000$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,697$26,7880$0
Local Libraries 1$6,666$79,9925$3,480
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,122
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 140$474,369$40,6608$6,679

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,570,000 ($358.54)
    Electric Utilities: $2,180,000 ($304.13)
    Sewerage: $559,000 ($77.99)
    Water Utilities: $201,000 ($28.04)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,722,000 ($2053.85)
    General - Other: $5,455,000 ($761.02)
    Police Protection: $2,267,000 ($316.27)
    Water Utilities: $1,917,000 ($267.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,618,000 ($225.73)
    Sewerage: $1,444,000 ($201.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,085,000 ($151.37)
    Financial Administration: $810,000 ($113.00)
    Central Staff Services: $776,000 ($108.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $655,000 ($91.38)
    Regular Highways: $338,000 ($47.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000 ($27.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($2.93)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($26.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $768,000 ($107.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $777,000 ($108.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $381,000 ($53.15)
    Regular Highways: $210,000 ($29.30)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($21.76)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($10.32)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,974,000 ($833.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $331,000 ($46.18)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,543,000 ($354.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,171,000 ($163.36)
    Other: $578,000 ($80.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000 ($30.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $189,000 ($26.37)
    Highways: $148,000 ($20.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $316,000 ($44.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $203,000 ($28.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $193,000 ($26.93)
    Rents: $139,000 ($19.39)
    Interest Earnings: $43,000 ($6.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,733,000 ($3171.46)
    Water Utilities: $4,218,000 ($588.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000 ($9.07)
  • Tax - Property: $3,815,000 ($532.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,553,000 ($216.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $943,000 ($131.56)
    Other License: $267,000 ($37.25)
    Public Utility License: $43,000 ($6.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $15,000 ($2.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,314,000 ($8414.34)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,819,000 ($7089.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,084,000 ($1825.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,589,000 ($500.70)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,097,000 ($711.08)
    Beginning: $4,966,000 ($692.80)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,372,000 ($330.92)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,855,000 ($2490.93)

6.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

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 Richland County, SC  2.00% ($52,708 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.47% ($40,651)
from Sumter County, SC  0.30% ($68,957)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

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 Richland County, SC  1.52% ($39,415 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.45% ($36,760)
to Sumter County, SC  0.22% ($30,680)
Businesses in Camden, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rue211
FedEx3Subway1
GNC2T-Mobile1
Goodwill2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Camden:

  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCAM (1590 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Camden:

  • WPUB-FM (102.7 FM; CAMDEN, SC; Owner: KERSHAW RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WNMX-FM (106.1 FM; WAXHAW, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Camden:

  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Camden: John C. Villepigue.

Camden fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Camden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 584ft / 178mTotal length
  • $6,541,000Total costs
  • 384,483Total average daily traffic
  • 50,073Total average daily truck traffic
  • 440,813Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Camden, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 191970-1979
  • 71990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Camden, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Camden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 258 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Camden, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 92 (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: 54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$139,0958$141,51055$178,3392$37,9007$123,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$81,7503$152,0800$01$128,290
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$55,5002$121,03514$178,1722$29,3402$103,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$117,2901$104,7309$184,8220$01$134,980
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$94,1700$02$104,2550$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9705.00 , 9708.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$149,8502$170,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$184,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$173,4600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9705.00 , 9708.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Camden, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Camden, SC - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 88. The highest number of fires - 136 took place in 2018, and the least - 52 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Camden, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (37.8%), and Structure Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Camden, SC
    • 56937.8%Outside Fires
    • 49132.6%Structure Fires
    • 32721.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1177.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Camden, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, South Carolina:

  • Colony Inn, 2020 W Dekalb St, Camden, South Carolina 29020 , Phone: (803) 432-5508
  • Knights Inn, 322 Dekalb St, Camden, South Carolina 29020 , Phone: (803) 713-8992, Fax: (803) 713-8992
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 419 Sumter Hwy, Camden, South Carolina 29020 , Phone: (803) 424-5000, Fax: (803) 424-2565
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Camden, 220 Wall St, Camden, South Carolina 29020 , Phone: (800) 228-2800, Fax: (803) 425-4006
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, South Carolina
Most common first names in Camden, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24671.5 years
William19072.1 years
Mary18878.5 years
John18772.1 years
Robert11471.6 years
Willie9970.1 years
George8571.9 years
Henry8173.5 years
Thomas8072.1 years
Charles7168.4 years
Most common last names in Camden, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown12670.8 years
Williams11974.6 years
Jones9475.4 years
Johnson7869.7 years
Davis7573.8 years
Smith7073.6 years
Truesdale6377.2 years
Robinson6371.9 years
Boykin6275.1 years
Drakeford5973.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Camden, SC
  • 63.6%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Camden, SC
  • 46.9%Utility gas
  • 46.5%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used


Camden compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Camden on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
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