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Population in 2012: 6,906 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 

Males: 3,318  (48.1%)
Females: 3,588  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29020.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,288 (it was $36,209 in 2000)
Camden:

$48,288
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,702

Camden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $166,269 (it was $93,400 in 2000)
Camden:

$166,269
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $218,866; Detached houses: $223,456; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,916; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $64,639; Mobile homes: $57,767

Median gross rent in 2012: $813.

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  • White alone - 4,168 (61.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,379 (34.8%)
  • Hispanic - 166 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 63 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 48 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Camden: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.0%), English (8.4%), German (6.7%), Irish (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 9.65 square miles.

Population density: 715 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Camden:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Camden city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

290 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This city:  4.2%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Camden, South Carolina as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Camden to the number of sex offenders is 197 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $953 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $620 (0.5%)

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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 ).

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

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Latitude: 34.26 N, Longitude: 80.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,103 (+59.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,291 (46.4%)

Area code: 803

Camden household income distribution Camden home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Camden by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 110030102000
per 100,000 14.814.60.00.042.40.014.10.028.30.00.00.0
Rapes 232421404202
per 100,000 29.643.929.057.628.314.156.60.056.628.00.028.7
Robberies 1514141521121811146156
per 100,000 221.7204.7203.2216.0297.0168.8254.6155.5198.083.9216.886.1
Assaults 399010210596107667163475879
per 100,000 576.31315.81480.21511.91357.91505.1933.41003.8890.8657.2838.41133.8
Burglaries 796589926773168117128106152164
per 100,000 1167.4950.31291.51324.7947.71026.92375.91654.21810.01482.12197.22353.6
Thefts 274305342402411351323325307291289313
per 100,000 4049.14459.14963.05788.35813.34937.44568.04594.94341.14068.84177.54492.0
Auto thefts 202725213223253125212612
per 100,000 295.6394.7362.8302.4452.6323.5353.6438.3353.5293.6375.8172.2
Arson 310000100111
per 100,000 44.314.60.00.00.00.014.10.00.014.014.514.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 478.4633.7664.9725.5765.0626.9679.9554.4636.2446.7555.9603.6

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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: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.87
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Camden, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -685 (-9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Camden-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 96% 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 slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city 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 Camden 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 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from Camden center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 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 Kershaw County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Camden:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Camden, SC

Airports located in Camden:

  • Woodward Field Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 328, Itinerant Ops: 15,810, Local Ops: 20,000, Military Ops: 262)

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: 33; Location: 2418 Broad St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.legrandinstitute.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Camden:

  • Benedict College (about 30 miles; Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 31 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 37 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 5,564)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 46 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • York Technical College (about 53 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Winthrop University (about 53 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • South Carolina State University (about 55 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)

Public high school in Camden:

Private high schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 330; Location: 520 HWY 1 N; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
  • MT OLIVET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 608 BLACK RIVER RD; Grades: 4 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Camden:

Private elementary/middle schools in Camden:

  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CAMDEN (Students: 69; Location: 1 MONTESSORI WAY; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CAMDEN ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 612 BOYKIN RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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.

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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).

 
Kershaw 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 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.9. This is worse than average.
City:

38.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.06353
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
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.04. This is significantly better than average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

5.04
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.9. This is about average. There were 41 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.9
U.S.:

28.3
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 2010 was 9.87. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.87
U.S.:

9.59

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

CAMDEN CITY OF (Population served: 13739, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-14-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-28-2002), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2002), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2002), St BCA signed (2 times from OCT-28-2002 to OCT-28-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Camden, SC

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

Camden compared to South Carolina state average:

Camden, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

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

  • Colony Inn, 2020 W Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020 , Phone: (803) 432-5508
  • Knights Inn, 322 Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020 , Phone: (803) 713-8992, Fax: (803) 713-8992
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 419 Sumter Hwy, Camden, SC 29020 , Phone: (803) 424-5000, Fax: (803) 424-2565
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Camden, 220 Wall St, Camden, SC 29020 , Phone: (800) 228-2800, Fax: (803) 425-4006
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Camden, South Carolina

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 (56%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.33%
Here55.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents63.3%15.0%3.8%3.6%3.4%
Congregations47.9%21.9%6.3%2.1%1.0%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.4%1.7%1.6%1.1%4.2%
Congregations5.2%1.0%1.0%2.1%11.5%
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: 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
Kershaw County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kershaw County:

30.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

13.4%

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 11$38,289$41,7700$0
Other Government Administration 12$57,502$57,5020$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,252$51,0244$3,065
Police Protection - Officers 27$94,909$42,1820$0
Police - Other 3$6,422$25,6880$0
Firefighters 24$87,358$43,6790$0
Fire - Other 1$2,011$24,1320$0
Streets and Highways 6$13,973$27,9460$0
Solid Waste Management 18$33,093$22,0620$0
Sewerage 8$27,628$41,4420$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,065$48,3900$0
Water Supply 12$44,627$44,6271$1,417
Electric Power 15$49,277$39,4220$0
Local Libraries 1$3,539$42,4684$1,847
Totals for Government 141$470,945$40,0809$6,329

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,012,000 ($1739.36)
    Water Utilities: $2,135,000 ($309.15)
    Police Protection: $1,691,000 ($244.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,377,000 ($199.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,236,000 ($178.97)
    Financial Administration: $1,116,000 ($161.60)
    Sewerage: $998,000 ($144.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $962,000 ($139.30)
    General - Other: $598,000 ($86.59)
    Regular Highways: $501,000 ($72.55)
    Central Staff Services: $450,000 ($65.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $150,000 ($21.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $800,000 ($115.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $112,000 ($16.22)
    Correctional Institutions: $64,000 ($9.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,867,000 ($704.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,564,000 ($226.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $823,000 ($119.17)
    All Other: $414,000 ($59.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $125,000 ($18.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $704,000 ($101.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $286,000 ($41.41)
    Interest Earnings: $206,000 ($29.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $136,000 ($19.69)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($2.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,003,000 ($2172.46)
    Water Utilities: $3,707,000 ($536.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $187,000 ($27.08)
  • Tax - Property: $2,327,000 ($336.95)
    Public Utility License: $1,372,000 ($198.67)
    Other License: $253,000 ($36.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $101,000 ($14.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,483,000 ($4413.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,731,000 ($4160.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,860,000 ($269.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,000 ($15.64)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $436,000 ($63.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,032,000 ($1163.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,451,000 ($354.91)

7.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($580 average AGI)
Kershaw County:

0.13%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Richland County, SC  1.87% ($40,959 average AGI)
from Lexington County, SC  0.42% ($38,816)
from Sumter County, SC  0.38% ($32,038)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Kershaw County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Richland County, SC  1.54% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Lexington County, SC  0.46% ($29,968)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.20% ($26,262)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Camden, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 31
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 32
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 4,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 144
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,768

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Camden)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 196 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Camden, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 56 (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: 43 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 69
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Camden


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

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
Businesses in Camden, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1McDonald'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
Lane Furniture1
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  • George Vanmetre Kornegay, Jr. (2)
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  • Benedict Thomas Rosario Maresca (1)
  • J. Mark Morrow (1)
  • Franklin Pierce Williams (1)
  • Joshua Andrew Denton (1)
  • Joshua A. Denton (1)
  • Ray Rickelhoff (1)
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Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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