County population in 2014: 10,331 (0% urban, 100% rural); it was 6,885 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,155 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 864 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,222 Renter-occupied apartments: 656 (it was 440 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 241 sq. mi.
Water area: 65.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Camden County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,084 ($39,493 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $857 (lower quartile is $677, upper quartile is $1,105)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $221,204 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,299 - $285,817 Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,600 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $363
Institutionalized population: 0
Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 3
Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 0
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,559 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $940 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.0%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for Black residents, 21.2% for other race residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.1%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 18.7% for other race residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 11 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 49 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Camden County is $483 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $570 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Camden County: Knotts Landing (A), Hampton Lodge (B), Pine Island Gun Club Center (C), Dodge (D), Newbern Landing (E), Corolla C G Station 166 (F), Sawyers Lodge (G), Currituck Light (H), Hills Landing (I), Penny Hill C G Station 167 (J), Currituck Beach Lighthouse (K), Poyner Hill C G Station (L), Monteray Plaza (M), Corolla Light Village Shops (N), Seagull (O), Woodleigh (P), Barnett Creek Landing (Q), Waltons Landing (R), Gallop Landing (S), Poplar Branch Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Camden County include: Knotts Island Baptist Church (A), Pleasant Branch Church (B), Corinth Church (C), Hebron Church (D), Knotts Island United Methodist Church (E), Center Chapel (F), Samuel Chapel (G), Good Hope Zion Church (H), Sharon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and swamps: Indian Pond (A), Oak Pond (B), Great Beach Pond (C), Buck Island Pond (D), Canvasback Pond (E), Perch Pond (F), Big Pond (G), House Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Roland Creek (A), Deep Creek (B), Ware Creek (C), Barnett Creek (D), Bullfrog Creek (E), Bumplanding Creek (F), Cowells Creek (G), Duck Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 264 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
Number of foreign born residents: 45 (22% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 0
1990 to 1994: 9
1985 to 1989: 10
1980 to 1984: 19
1975 to 1979: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 7
Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 23.7%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,386
One, attached: 15
3 or 4: 8
5 to 9: 24
10 to 19: 10
Mobile homes: 499
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19
Housing units in Camden County with a mortgage: 1,070 (91 second mortgage, 191 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 660
0.0% with mortgage
69.1% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Camden County
Camden County Religion Details
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.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
1.06 / 10,000 pop.
2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.06 / 10,000 pop.
0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
5.28 / 10,000 pop.
4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
1.06 / 10,000 pop.
7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Camden County:
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $281,615 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $261,704 Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $286,090 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.00% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Corn for grain: 18304 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 11206 harvested acres Upland cotton: 1430 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 30449 harvested acres Vegetables: 470 harvested acres
Camden County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 15137781.9 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/7/2003, a tornado injured 2 people and caused $30,000 in damages.
Camden County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.9 miles away from Camden County center On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.6 miles away from the county center On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.1 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from Camden County center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
North CarolinaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, Incident Period: September 27, 2010 to October 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1942): October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1942, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Storm, Flood, Wind
North CarolinaHurricane Earl, Incident Period: September 1, 2010 to September 4, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3314): September 1, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3314, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaHurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3254): September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North Carolinaurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1490): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaHurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 20, 1998 to September 1, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1240): August 27, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
The number of natural disasters in Camden County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 4
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
Management occupations (8%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
Production occupations (6%)
Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
Management occupations (15%)
Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
Sales and related occupations (8%)
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Costa Rica (20%)
Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (16%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Camden County (%):
United States or American (22%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,488 (79%)
Carpooled: 494 (16%)
Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
Walked: 27 (1%)
Other means: 34 (1%)
Worked at home: 96 (3%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
4 people in nursing homes
13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
4 people in group homes intended for adultsAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,130.
8.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,617 average adjusted gross income)
North Carolina average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.18% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,604 average AGI)
4.29% relocated from other states ($27,013 average AGI)
North Carolina average:
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Camden County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,412 (1,171 aged, 241 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 218 (9%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Camden County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (76)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (75)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (68)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (40)
1,226 married couples with children.
253 single-parent households (81 men, 172 women).
97.4% of residents of Camden County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $53,051,000 ($6288 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,345,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,835,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,630,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,254,000 Federal grants: $10,547,000 Federal procurement contracts: $263,000 ($64,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,523,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $710,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,752,000 Federal Government insurance: $86,556,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
53 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
37 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +2
+0 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,957
+218 per 1000 residents
+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Camden County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 23
2000 to 2004: 1,183
1990 to 1999: 908
1980 to 1989: 619
1970 to 1979: 348
1960 to 1969: 201
1950 to 1959: 347
1940 to 1949: 211
1939 or earlier: 274
Rooms in houses/apartments in Camden County, North Carolina
55% of Camden County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in North Carolina.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 3908
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $97,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Camden County