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Camden County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 510,150 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 508,932 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 97,297
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 33,058
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 130,007
Renter-occupied apartments: 60,625 (it was 55,737 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

35%

Land area: 222 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 2295 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Camden County: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Camden County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (18.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.4%)
  • Asian alone (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 247,142  (48.4%)
Females: 263,008  (51.6%)
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Camden County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Camden County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,362 ($48,097 in 1999)

This county:

$66,362
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $864 (lower quartile is $693, upper quartile is $1,138)
This county:

$864
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $197,400 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Camden:

$197,400
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $144,500 - $279,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $247,194
Here:

$247,194
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,200
Here:

$126,200
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $211,373
Here:

$211,373
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,905
Here:

$117,905
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,943
Here:

$152,943
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $48,877
Here:

$48,877
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,866
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $873

Institutionalized population: 5,604
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Health of residents in Camden County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
72.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.
11.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 686 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2001: 690 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2002: 792 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2003: 1245 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2004: 1222 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 1160 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2006: 872 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2007: 652 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2008: 370 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2009: 267 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2010: 245 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2011: 214 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2012: 234 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2013: 285 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2014: 294 buildings, average cost: $202,400

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 2016: $6,877 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $6,383 (3.4%)

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 2016: 11.8%
Camden County:

11.8%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for American Indian residents, 24.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.0% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.5 years old
(Males: 36.8 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 35.2 years old, American Indian residents: 34.8 years old, Asian residents: 38.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.9 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Camden County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Camden, Pennsauken, Lindenwold, Springdale, Collingswood, Cherry Hill Mall, Haddonfield, Greentree, Gloucester City, Bellmawr.

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

2012 air pollution in Camden County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.209 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: New Castle County, Delaware , Bedford County, Pennsylvania , White Pine County, Nevada , Douglas County, Illinois , Delaware County, Pennsylvania , Nevada County, California , Fulton County, Pennsylvania , Montgomery County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 25,699
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 58,394 (57.4% naturalized citizens)

Camden County:

11.4%
Whole state:

22.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 9,722
  • 2000 to 2009: 18,371
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,707
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,291
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,365
  • Before 1970: 6,737
Note: State values scaled to Camden County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 117,492
  • One, attached: 34,880
  • Two: 8,441
  • 3 or 4: 6,154
  • 5 to 9: 7,843
  • 10 to 19: 8,827
  • 20 to 49: 8,122
  • 50 or more: 12,492
  • Mobile homes: 1,581

Housing units in Camden County with a mortgage: 87,516 (1,669 second mortgage, 10,444 home equity loan, 700 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37,765

Here:

70.2% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Camden County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic180,34355
Mainline Protestant37,518115
Other27,14139
Evangelical Protestant21,048130
Black Protestant6,92532
Orthodox2,5001
None238,182-
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: 155
Camden County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 96
This county:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Camden County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 269
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Camden County:

9.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Camden County:

25.8%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Camden County:

Average size of farms: 47 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $63,141
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2463.31
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,848
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,859
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.03
Corn for grain: 174 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 376 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 158 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,762 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,271 acres

Earthquake activity:

Camden County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Camden County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from Camden County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 326.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4231: July 22, 2015, FEMA Id: 4231, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 06, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1889: March 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1889, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 19, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1873: February 05, 2010, FEMA Id: 1873, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1694: April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Camden County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (12%)
  • Dominican Republic (10%)
  • India (10%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Korea (3%)

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

  • Italian (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • American (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Russian (1%)

Camden County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 164,868 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 22,355 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,426 (2.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 69 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,212 (0.6%)
  • Railroad: 802 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,151 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 531 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 3,899 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 8,350 (4.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Camden County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 3,259 people in nursing homes
  • 1,575 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,528 people in state prisons
  • 826 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 521 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 459 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 452 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 373 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 332 people in religious group quarters
  • 274 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 250 people in halfway houses
  • 155 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 104 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 96 people in other group homes
  • 85 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 64 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Camden County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 3,017 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,742 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 520 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 515 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 423 people in college/university student housing
  • 342 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 262 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 201 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 123 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 88 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 74 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 67 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,875.

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Camden County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

2.45% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($23,121 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($19,542 average AGI)
Camden County:

2.02%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burlington County, NJ  0.89% ($47,127 average AGI)
from Gloucester County, NJ  0.80% ($38,224)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.53% ($45,190)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.20% ($37,747)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.08% ($31,747)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.07% ($46,628)
from Bucks County, PA  0.07% ($49,193)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($821 average AGI)
Camden County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

2.62% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($24,276 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($24,292 average AGI)
Camden County:

2.53%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burlington County, NJ  0.96% ($50,305 average AGI)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.95% ($45,238)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.54% ($39,650)
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.20% ($42,532)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.08% ($55,744)
to Bucks County, PA  0.08% ($59,733)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.07% ($34,118)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Camden County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Camden County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Camden County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Camden County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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: 73,948 (61,064 aged, 12,884 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13,141 (10%)

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, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,610)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,746)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,026)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,338)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,531)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,123)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,868)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,632)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,555)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,459)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,447
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 294
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,666

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,255
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 906
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.1
  • Cut/Pierce - 8.1
  • Other - 15.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 32.1
  • Firearm - 28.5
  • Poisoning - 22.6
  • Other - 12.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 510,150
  • In family households: 434,666 (61,103 male householders, 66,838 female householders)
    85,025 spouses, 167,322 children (156,643 natural, 4,396 adopted, 6,283 stepchildren), 13,799 grandchildren, 7,876 brothers or sisters, 10,120 parents, 10,566 other relatives, 12,017 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 68,576 (26,492 male householders (22,355 living alone)), 31,079 female householders (27,182 living alone)), 11,005 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,908

Size of family households: 47,947 2-persons, 35,859 3-persons, 24,805 4-persons, 12,236 5-persons, 4,980 6-persons, 2,114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 49,537 1-person, 6,931 2-persons, 635 3-persons, 218 4-persons, 250 5-persons.

64,852 married couples with children.
37,564 single-parent households (7,238 men, 30,326 women).

78.2% of residents of Camden speak English at home.
13.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,993,322,000 ($5,798 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $243,414,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,188,820,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $728,148,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,442,000
Federal grants: $539,291,000
Federal procurement contracts: $322,267,000 ($195,007,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $201,353,000 ($16,389,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,510,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $422,484,000
Federal Government insurance: $248,982,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 36,309
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,687
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,932
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,681
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Camden County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 45.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,089
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,669
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,085
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,996
  • 1980 to 1989: 23,394
  • 1970 to 1979: 35,612
  • 1960 to 1969: 30,684
  • 1950 to 1959: 30,705
  • 1940 to 1949: 17,235
  • 1939 or earlier: 36,363
Note: State values scaled to Camden population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Camden County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Camden County population
  • 1 room: 48
  • 2 rooms: 360
  • 3 rooms: 1,139
  • 4 rooms: 5,716
  • 5 rooms: 15,666
  • 6 rooms: 28,461
  • 7 rooms: 24,514
  • 8 rooms: 22,270
  • 9+ rooms: 27,107
  • 1 room: 3,127
  • 2 rooms: 2,833
  • 3 rooms: 14,294
  • 4 rooms: 15,834
  • 5 rooms: 11,653
  • 6 rooms: 6,834
  • 7 rooms: 2,718
  • 8 rooms: 1,738
  • 9+ rooms: 1,200
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Camden County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Camden County population
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 2,338
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,229
  • 3 bedrooms: 62,375
  • 4 bedrooms: 38,278
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,013
  • no bedroom: 3,574
  • 1 bedroom: 22,493
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,368
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,049
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,254
  • 5+ bedrooms: 493
Cars and other vehicles available in Camden County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Camden County population
  • no vehicle: 4,702
  • 1 vehicle: 33,141
  • 2 vehicles: 57,720
  • 3 vehicles: 19,475
  • 4 vehicles: 7,413
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,830
  • no vehicle: 16,172
  • 1 vehicle: 29,801
  • 2 vehicles: 11,862
  • 3 vehicles: 1,868
  • 4 vehicles: 326
  • 5+ vehicles: 202

88% of Camden County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in New Jersey.

Camden County:

88.4%
State average:

89.6%

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

  • This state: 277,936
  • Other state: 157,277
  • Northeast: 122,592
  • Midwest: 7,020
  • South: 22,477
  • West: 5,188

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Camden County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.9%)
  • Electricity (7.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (59.9%)
  • Electricity (30.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,688
Here:

12.5%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,670
Here:

14.2%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,584
Here:

19.1%
New Jersey:

25.9%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $20,579,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $10,188,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $6,605,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,430,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,594,000
    Regular Highways: $22,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $79,165,000
    Other Higher Education: $75,333,000
    Hospitals: $55,025,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,591,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,348,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,474,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,053,000
    Health - Other: $22,825,000
    Police Protection: $19,805,000
    Regular Highways: $11,283,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $9,229,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,733,000
    Libraries: $8,585,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,876,000
    Financial Administration: $3,758,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    Corrections - Other: $801,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $285,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,564,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Public Welfare - Other: $1,166,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $2,065,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $2,684,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,326,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $121,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $169,868,000

Camden County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $50,520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $37,931,000
    Higher Education - Other: $33,565,000
    All Other: $15,084,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $976,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $456,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $400,000
    Parks and Recreation: $199,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,455,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,054,000
    All Other: $917,000
    Health and Hospitals: $79,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $17,309,000
    All Other: $541,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,626,000
    Interest Earnings: $4,185,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,636,000
    Rents: $389,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $80,255,000
    All Other: $42,658,000
    Education: $42,011,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,969,000
    Highways: $5,595,000
  • Tax - Property: $220,376,000
    Other License: $53,000

Camden County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,330,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,335,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,995,000

Camden County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,949,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,822,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,428
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,514
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 11,914
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,518
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,010
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,900
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,047
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,757
Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Camden County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 138 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,309$175,8791,541$190,3699,565$185,596910$64,27713$4,457,077365$114,3787$52,857
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED130$173,992161$195,571954$177,914137$50,4821$235,00044$105,7053$46,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED383$169,258332$166,1844,247$180,3571,085$40,3116$2,117,500313$85,50813$31,308
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN302$173,272235$192,1152,733$185,801176$76,4941$2,400,000101$126,2081$72,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS123$180,12279$180,405676$191,53851$85,2351$200,00020$111,6500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 114 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED284$217,630164$233,8721$318,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED117$208,197128$253,60212$304,417
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$187,68851$247,3331$275,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$187,44020$225,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$170,6115$240,6003$128,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Camden County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4,69472.8 years
William4,05973.3 years
Mary4,01279.7 years
Joseph3,38573.3 years
Anna2,41080.9 years
Charles2,34274.0 years
James2,34171.1 years
George2,07874.1 years
Margaret1,97179.8 years
Helen1,93079.5 years
Most common last names in Camden County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,09274.5 years
Johnson70773.0 years
Williams70172.5 years
Brown65673.7 years
Jones64772.5 years
Miller60175.7 years
Davis46872.6 years
Wilson43873.1 years
Taylor33174.1 years
Thomas32972.0 years
Businesses in Camden County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven20JoS. A. Bank1
ALDI1Jones New York3
ALDO1Journeys1
AT&T4Just Tires2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Justice2
Ace Hardware4KFC5
Advance Auto Parts7Kmart3
Aeropostale2Kohl's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Kroger2
Ann Taylor2LA Fitness3
Apple Store1La-Z-Boy6
Applebee's4Lane Bryant1
Arby's3Lane Furniture2
Ashley Furniture2LensCrafters2
Audi2Little Caesars Pizza3
AutoZone7Lowe's3
Avenue2Macy's2
BMW1Marriott1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Marshalls2
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets50
Bally Total Fitness1McDonald's15
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity5
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance8
Bath & Body Works3New York & Co1
Bebe1Nike8
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan2
Blockbuster5Nordstrom1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax1
Burger King9Old Country Buffet1
Buybuy BABY1Old Navy1
CVS21Olive Garden2
Cache1Outback2
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A4Papa John's Pizza4
Chico's1Payless7
Chipotle1Penske3
Church's Chicken2PetSmart3
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes3
Comfort Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Crate & Barrel1Quality1
Cricket Wireless20Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack8
DHL7Raymour & Flanigan2
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn3Rite Aid30
Deb2Rue211
Decora Cabinetry8Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Domino's Pizza9SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn2Safeway1
Dressbarn2Sears5
Dunkin Donuts44Sephora2
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Express1Sprint Nextel6
Extended Stay America1Staples3
Famous Footwear1Starbucks11
Fashion Bug3Subaru2
FedEx76Subway21
Finish Line2Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T-Mobile7
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's2
Ford3Taco Bell9
Forever 211Talbots1
GNC12Target3
GameStop14The Athlete's Foot1
Gap1The Cheesecake Factory1
Goodwill4The Limited1
Gymboree1The Room Place2
H&M1Torrid1
H&R Block14Toyota2
Hilton1Toys"R"Us6
Holiday Inn3True Value4
Hollister Co.1U-Haul14
Home Depot2UPS103
Honda1Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Verizon Wireless5
Houlihan's1Victoria's Secret2
Howard Johnson2Volkswagen2
Hyundai1Walgreens11
IHOP1Walmart4
J. Jill1Wendy's10
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1Wingate1
Jimmy John's7

Camden County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"