Camden County, North Carolina (NC)

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County population in 2012: 10,090 (0% urban, 100% rural); it was 6,885 in 2000
County 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:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 241 sq. mi.

Water area: 65.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Camden County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (26.8%), Manufacturing (19.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.4%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Camden County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,006  (34.2%)
Females: 4,974  (65.8%)

Camden County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Camden County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,084 ($39,493 in 1999)

This county:

$56084
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $857 (lower quartile is $677, upper quartile is $1,105)
This county:

$857
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $221,204 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
Camden:

$221,204
North Carolina:

$154,300
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):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Camden County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 158 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2003: 188 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2004: 132 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2007: 91 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2008: 125 buildings, average cost: $269,300
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $307,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

Camden County household income distribution in 2009 Camden County home values distribution Camden County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Camden County:

6.1%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Camden, South Mills.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Camden County: Smithson Landing (A), Shipyard Landing (B), Camden County Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Camden County include: McBride Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Oak Grove Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), New Sawyers Creek Church (E), Sawyers Creek Church (F), Wesley Church (G), New Shiloh Church (H), Geneva Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Black Swamp (A), Great Dismal Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Hunting Creek (B), Broad Creek (C), Beaverdam Swamp (D), Backlanding Creek (E), Abel Creek (F), Public Creek (G), Mill Dam Creek (H), Areneuse Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Camden County: Dismal Swamp State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Currituck County , Gates County , Pasquotank County , Chesapeake city, Virginia , Suffolk city, Virginia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Camden County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

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%

Camden County marital status for males Camden County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Camden County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,3418
Black Protestant1,2406
Mainline Protestant7755
None6,624-
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
Camden County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Camden County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Camden County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Camden County:

31.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

15.6%

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

Tornado activity:

Camden County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 3784445.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/20/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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:


The number of natural disasters in Camden County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ecuador (42%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Costa Rica (20%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (16%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Camden County (%):

  • United States or American (22%)
  • English (21%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Camden County mode of transportation to work chart

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 adults
Average 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)

Here:

8.48%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


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)
Camden County:

4.29%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pasquotank County, NC  2.56% ($34,767 average AGI)
from Chesapeake city, VA  0.88% ($64,806)
from Currituck County, NC  0.60% ($28,000)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.37% ($56,231)


9.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.40% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($15,655 average AGI)
4.85% relocated to other states ($26,177 average AGI)
Camden County:

4.85%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pasquotank County, NC  2.51% ($28,562 average AGI)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.76% ($42,926)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.62% ($60,091)
to Currituck County, NC  0.45% ($38,313)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Camden County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Camden County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 20.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Camden County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,169 (976 aged, 193 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1349.390
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 669.120
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22.3

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33.46

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,963

Size of family households: 1,143 2-persons, 695 3-persons, 604 4-persons, 265 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 702 1-person, 117 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

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:

Births: 473
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 330
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,957
Here:

+218 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.3

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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 174
  • 5 rooms: 489
  • 6 rooms: 626
  • 7 rooms: 434
  • 8 rooms: 237
  • 9+ rooms: 225
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 31
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Camden County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 397
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,382
  • 4 bedrooms: 344
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 173
  • 3 bedrooms: 188
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Camden County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 77
  • 1 vehicle: 489
  • 2 vehicles: 994
  • 3 vehicles: 394
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5+ vehicles: 91
  • no vehicle: 51
  • 1 vehicle: 140
  • 2 vehicles: 163
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Camden County:

55.5%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.4%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

2.4%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

1.9%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

14.9%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Camden County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $4,293,000
    Water Utilities: $2,217,000
    Parks & Recreation: $65,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,406,000
    Sewerage: $666,000
    Liquor Stores: $543,000
    Central Staff Services: $510,000
    Police Protection: $510,000
    Welfare - Other: $491,000
    Solid Waste Management: $384,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $337,000
    Parks & Recreation: $304,000
    Water Utilities: $286,000
    General - Other: $249,000
    Health Services - Other: $244,000
    Financial Administration: $240,000
    General Public Buildings: $112,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $71,000
    Fire Protection: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $606,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $374,000
    Libraries: $52,000
    Health: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $227,000
    General: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $201,000
    General Public Building: $58,000
    Central Staff: $29,000
    Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $18,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
    Fire Protection: $7,000
    Health - Other: $7,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,884,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $93,000

Camden County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $312,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $239,000
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $630,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $321,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $86,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $593,000
    Water Utilities: $134,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,928,000
    All Other: $1,855,000
    Public Welfare: $663,000
    General Support: $94,000
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,083,000
    Total General Sales: $953,000
    NEC: $286,000

Camden County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,547,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $10,106,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,527,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,561,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $545,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000

Camden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,743,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Businesses in Camden County, NC