Camden, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 3,632 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 1,732  (47.7%)
Females: 1,900  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38320.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,507 (it was $26,348 in 2000)
Camden:

$32,507
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,496 (it was $15,271 in 2000)

Camden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,149 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Camden:

$109,149
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $116,838; detached houses: $121,969; mobile homes: $24,756

Median gross rent in 2019: $669.

March 2019 cost of living index in Camden: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.7%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Camden, TN (2019)
    • 3,52396.7%White alone
    • 471.3%Black alone
    • 290.8%Two or more races
    • 230.6%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Camden, Tennessee as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Camden is 96 to 1.


Crime rates in Camden by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(26.4)
1
(27.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
1
(27.7)
2
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.1)
1
(27.9)
1
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
1
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
1
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(211.4)
25
(677.0)
5
(136.5)
4
(109.9)
6
(169.3)
7
(193.7)
9
(250.1)
4
(110.1)
14
(385.7)
7
(195.4)
5
(139.9)
8
(225.6)
5
(142.9)
2
(56.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
38
(1,004)
27
(731.1)
31
(846.5)
31
(851.6)
30
(846.3)
53
(1,467)
33
(917.2)
37
(1,018)
30
(826.4)
28
(781.7)
16
(447.7)
9
(253.8)
15
(428.6)
3
(84.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(2,801)
160
(4,333)
160
(4,369)
132
(3,626)
136
(3,836)
141
(3,901)
120
(3,335)
93
(2,559)
100
(2,755)
123
(3,434)
103
(2,882)
110
(3,102)
86
(2,457)
28
(783.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(343.6)
2
(54.2)
7
(191.2)
3
(82.4)
7
(197.5)
6
(166.0)
6
(166.8)
2
(55.0)
6
(165.3)
9
(251.3)
7
(195.9)
6
(169.2)
7
(200.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.2)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
2
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index273.3385.9284.8233.2293.4341.2305.4208.3302.5273.6221.0209.0172.948.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Camden, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 20 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.36
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (37.0%), European (15.9%), German (7.6%), English (6.9%), Irish (4.1%), Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile   (very low).

Camden, Tennessee map

43 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $852 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $892 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (50.1 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (74.2 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Eva, TN (2.2 miles ),
New Johnsonville, TN (2.6 miles ),
Bruceton, TN (3.0 miles ),
Hollow Rock, TN (3.3 miles ),
Holladay, TN (3.3 miles ),
Big Sandy, TN (3.6 miles ),
Springville, TN (3.7 miles ),
Waverly, TN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.05 N, Longitude: 88.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,659 (+45.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 760 (59.6%)

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Camden, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Camden, TN in 2019
Camden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $44,300
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $21,200
  • 2018: 15 buildings, average cost: $18,200
  • 2019: 16 buildings, average cost: $18,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Camden, TN residents
Average permit cost in Camden, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Most common industries in Camden, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Apparel (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Truck transportation (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Apparel (4.2%)
  • Utilities (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Apparel (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Camden, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)

Average climate in Camden, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Camden, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 6.16. This is significantly better than average.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

74.20
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.86
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.49. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.49
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Camden-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Camden city center killed 3 people and injured 137 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 60 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Camden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 283% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.8 miles away from Camden 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 103.2 miles away from Camden center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 166.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from Camden center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 7, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Camden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Camden:

  • CAMDEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 175 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • HOMECARE HOSPICE SERVICES (28 LEE AVENUE)
  • TENNESSEE QUALITY HOSPICE (207 U S HIGHWAY 641 NORTH)
  • CAMDEN HLTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (197 HOSPITAL DR)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT CENTER CAMDEN (197 HOSPITAL DR)
  • CAMDEN DIALYSIS (168 A WEST MAIN STREET)
  • TENNESSEE QUALITY HOMECARE NW (117 HUMMINGBIRD CIRCLE)

Airports and heliports located in Camden:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Camden:

  • Bethel University (about 25 miles; McKenzie, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,878)
  • Murray State University (about 42 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 48 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 48 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Union University (about 51 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 53 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 63 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 3,383)

Public high schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 701, Location: 115 SCHOOLS DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • BENTON CO ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 175 BRIARWOOD AV, Grades: 9-12)
  • BENTON COUNTY CAREER / TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 155 SCHOOLS DR, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Camden:

  • CAMDEN UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 48, Location: 178 HUMMINGBIRD CIR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Camden:

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Library in Camden:

  • BENTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $249,944; Location: 121 SOUTH FORREST AVENUE; 38,956 books; 2,673 audio materials; 4,693 video materials; 64 state licensed databases; 61 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Camden: Camden Dewatering Area (A), Lake View Camp (B), Benton County Fairgrounds (C), Camden Fire Department (D), Benton County Rescue Squad (E), Camden City Hall (F), Benton County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lick Branch (A), Beaverdam Creek (B), Happy Hollow Branch (C), Fourmile Slough (D), Evans Branch (E), Burrell Branch (F), Birdsong Creek (G), Big Slough (H), Arnold Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Camden: Camden Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Coffee Break Tours (Tours & Charters; 60 East Court Square) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Day's Inn (30 Old Route 1 Road) (1), Country Hearth Inn (321 Highway 641 North) (2), Camden Budget Inn (246 West Main Street) (3), Guesthouse Inn - Magic Valley (170 Highway 641 North) (4), Days Inn (Highway 70 East) (5), Easy-U-Store (170 Highway 641 North) (6), GuestHouse Intl Camden (170 Highway 641 North) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Benton County - General Sessions Clerk- Circuit Court Clerk (48 East Main Street) (1), Benton County - County Court Clerk (48 East Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles F. Pendleton - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Col. Littleton - Fashion businesspeople, Frank P. Lashlee - Politician.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CAMDEN WATER DEPT (Population served: 9,667, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-29-2008)
CAMP MACK MORRIS (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
REITH RESORT & TRAILER PARK (Address: 107 HIGHWAY 641 N , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BIRDSONG RESORT & MARINA (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012), St BCA signed (JUL-23-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
APPLE ANNIE'S CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Camden that have no violations reported:

  • FLATWOODS METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BASS BAY VILLAGE (Address: 107 HIGHWAY 641 N , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Camden in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Camden in 2000:

  • 149 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Camden (2011 data):

  • Bank of Camden: 641 Branch, West End Drive-In Branch, Bank Of Camden. Info updated 2009/11/06: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $154.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bancorp, Inc
  • First Bank: Camden Branch at 126 Highway 641 North, branch established on 1992/12/14; Camden Branch at 21 Forrest Avenue, branch established on 1916/05/22. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $2,074.4 mil, Deposits: $1,734.5 mil, headquarters in Lexington, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Carroll Bank and Trust: Camden Branch at 102 Highway 641 North, branch established on 2008/01/07. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $265.0 mil, Deposits: $235.7 mil, headquarters in Huntingdon, TN, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll Financial Services, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: 120 Forrest Ave South Branch at 120 Forrest Ave South, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Camden:

Marital status in Camden, TN
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 24.2%

For population 25 years and over in Camden:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Camden
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Camden, TN (based on Benton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,68537
Mainline Protestant1,57915
Black Protestant2952
Catholic2121
Other11
None7,717-
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: 4
Benton County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Benton County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

13.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Camden:

36.3%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

29.0%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Camden:

49.6%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.5%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Camden, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 17$89,882$63,4460$0
Water Supply 15$45,763$36,6101$175
Financial Administration 7$33,205$56,9230$0
Streets and Highways 7$21,251$36,4300$0
Solid Waste Management 6$14,650$29,3000$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,199$31,1940$0
Sewerage 2$6,554$39,3240$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$3,392
Firefighters 0$0 17$3,805
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$2,500
Totals for Government 56$216,504$46,39426$9,872

Camden government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,207,000 ($332.32)
    Regular Highways: $712,000 ($196.04)
    Central Staff Services: $409,000 ($112.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $379,000 ($104.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $180,000 ($49.56)
    Electric Utilities: $178,000 ($49.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $142,000 ($39.10)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($15.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $52,000 ($14.32)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($11.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($4.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($7.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,431,000 ($394.00)

Camden government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $444,000 ($122.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($4.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $40,000 ($11.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($15.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($4.41)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($2.20)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.65)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $678,000 ($186.67)
    Highways: $106,000 ($29.19)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,294,000 ($356.28)
    Property: $649,000 ($178.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $273,000 ($75.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $33,000 ($9.09)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.55)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.28)

Camden government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $643,000 ($177.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $587,000 ($161.62)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000 ($15.42)

Camden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,378,000 ($379.41)

6.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Carroll County, TN  0.63% ($24,343 average AGI)
from Henry County, TN  0.59% ($25,182)
from Humphreys County, TN  0.48% ($29,444)


5.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Henry County, TN  0.92% ($31,549 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.65% ($26,528)
to Humphreys County, TN  0.56% ($45,226)
Businesses in Camden, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Camden:

  • WFWL (1220 AM; 0 kW; CAMDEN, TN; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WPHC (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WAVERLY, TN)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Camden:

  • WRJB (95.9 FM; CAMDEN, TN; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WMUF-FM (104.7 FM; HENRY, TN; Owner: BENTON WEATHERFORD B/C INC OF TN)
  • WAYW (89.9 FM; NEW JOHNSONVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFGZ (94.5 FM; LOBELVILLE, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WTPR-FM (101.5 FM; MCKINNON, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAKQ (105.5 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WVRY (105.1 FM; WAVERLY, TN; Owner: REACH SATELLITE NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCVQ (107.9 FM; FORT CAMPBELL, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WLZK (94.1 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BRD/CST INC OF TN)
  • WVHR (100.9 FM; HUNTINGDON, TN; Owner: MILAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAJJ (89.3 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: HEARTLAND MINSTRIES, INC.)
  • W220CC (91.9 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Camden:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Camden: Charles F. Pendleton.

Camden fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Camden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 486ft / 148mTotal length
  • $20,654,000Total costs
  • 142,650Total average daily traffic
  • 15,896Total average daily truck traffic
  • 221,424Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Camden, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Camden, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Camden)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Camden, TN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CAMDEN, 2 Mi Wnw Of (Lat: 36.065611 Lon: -88.131972), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WMJ966,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, 2115.20 MHz, 2124.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2003, Certifier: Kellye E Abernathy, Registrant: Bellsouth Personal Communications, LLC, 17330 Preston Rd. Suite 100a, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: (972) 733-2000, Fax: (972) 733-8141
  • River Tower, Rural Site (Lat: 36.161472 Lon: -87.887167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 47 m, Overall height: 48 m, Call Sign: WRJF207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2020, Expiration Date: 08/19/2030, Certifier: Ken Gentry, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Camden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Camden)

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 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 146 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Camden, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.5%), and Outside Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Camden, TN
    • 51344.5%Structure Fires
    • 44238.3%Outside Fires
    • 17415.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 242.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Camden, TN
Most common first names in Camden, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15072.5 years
William13074.0 years
Mary10679.4 years
John9174.4 years
Robert7072.1 years
Charles4968.2 years
Thomas4272.4 years
George3577.0 years
Ruth3382.6 years
Joseph2972.0 years
Most common last names in Camden, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6872.9 years
Smith6275.6 years
Hatley5777.1 years
Holland4876.9 years
Melton4776.2 years
Douglas4472.4 years
Walker3875.6 years
Allen3875.5 years
Wright3380.1 years
Jones3377.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Camden, TN
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Camden, TN
  • 57.0%Electricity
  • 40.3%Utility gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Camden compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 5 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dennis D. Nunnery (2)
  • Tim Decker (1)
  • Ronald Decker (1)
  • Kenneth Paul Klein (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2021.