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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. 2012 cost of living index in Camden County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Public administration (12.6%), Retail trade (12.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Camden County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,006  (34.2%)
Females: 4,974  (65.8%)

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Average household size:
Camden County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,018 ($39,493 in 1999)
This county:

$44018
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $335, upper quartile is $662)
This county:

$453
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $234,386 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
Camden County:

$234,386
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,333 - $328,973

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $165,712
Here:

$165,712
State:

$218,934

Mobile homes: $68,409
Here:

$68,409
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,821
Here:

$33,821
State:

$48,806
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,163
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $315

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,168 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $835 (0.5%)


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 2009: 7.5%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.1%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

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 .

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


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:

61.8% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.12%
Here43.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,969
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1,548 (52.1%)746 (25.1%)368 (12.4%)233 (7.8%)74 (2.5%)
Congregations5 (33.3%)5 (33.3%)2 (13.3%)2 (13.3%)1 (6.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Camden County - Camden, South Mills

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Camden County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Camden County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Camden County:

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 above North Carolina state average. It is 1.6 times above 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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $52,035.

11.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.53%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.98% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,797 average AGI)
6.55% relocated from other states ($28,368 average AGI)
Camden County:

6.55%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pasquotank County, NC  2.31% ($40,907 average AGI)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  1.44% ($54,170)
from Currituck County, NC  1.29% ($43,762)
from Chesapeake city, VA  1.05% ($70,882)
from Perquimans County, NC  0.37% ($52,250)
from Dare County, NC  0.31% ($35,500)


10.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.37%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.07% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($18,802 average AGI)
4.30% relocated to other states ($16,381 average AGI)
Camden County:

4.30%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pasquotank County, NC  3.43% ($31,809 average AGI)
to Currituck County, NC  0.69% ($40,136)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.56% ($30,444)
to Perquimans County, NC  0.47% ($25,667)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.37% ($43,583)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Camden County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Camden County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Camden County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Camden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Businesses in Camden County, NC


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