Camden, AR

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Population

29,572

1.22% decline

Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$33,107

3.04% growth

Poverty Rate

24.9%


Number of Employees

11,505

6.89% decline

Median Property Value

$68,700

1.18% growth

About

In 2017, Camden, AR had a population of 29.6k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $33,107. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Camden, AR declined from 29,938 to 29,572, a -1.22% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,130 to $33,107, a 3.04% increase.

The population of Camden, AR is 58.5% White Alone, 37.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.45% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Camden, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Camden, AR are Southern Arkansas University Tech (644 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Camden, AR is $68,700, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Camden, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Camden, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Camden, AR employs 11.5k people. The largest industries in Camden, AR are Manufacturing (2,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,753 people), and Educational Services (1,199 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,682), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,943), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,810).

Median household income in Camden, AR is $33,107. Males in Camden, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Camden, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,107

2017 value

± $2,720

3.04%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Camden, AR have a median annual income of $33,107, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,130 in 2016, which represents a 3.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Camden, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Camden, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $63,746, followed by Saline County, AR and Pulaski County, AR, with respective values of $59,633 and $52,450.

The following map shows all of the counties in Camden, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Camden, AR (7.22k out of 29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,070 ± 442

  2. White

    3,060 ± 336

  3. Hispanic

    300 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Camden, AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.5k

2017 Value

± 708

-6.89%

1 Year decline

± 9.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden, AR declined at a rate of -6.89%, from 12.4k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Camden, AR, are Production Occupations (1,597 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,350 people), and Management Occupations (988 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Camden, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Camden, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,597 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,350 people), and Management Occupations (988 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Camden, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.66 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Camden, AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($155,605), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,125), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,648).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.5k

2017 Value

± 708

-6.89%

1 Year decline

± 9.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden, AR declined at a rate of -6.89%, from 12.4k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Camden, AR, are Manufacturing (2,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,753 people), and Educational Services (1,199 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Camden, AR, though some of these residents may live in Camden, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Camden, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,482 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,753 people), and Educational Services (1,199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Camden, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.47 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.13 times), and Utilities (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Camden, AR, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,682), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,943), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,810).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.3% of the population of Camden, AR has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Camden, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Camden, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.75%

Uninsured

33.4%

Employer Coverage

26.8%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Camden, AR declined by 9.18% from 10.7% to 9.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Camden, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Camden, AR is home to a population of 29.6k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.771% of Camden, AR residents were born outside of the country (228 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Camden, AR is composed of 17.3k White Alone residents (58.5%), 11.1k Black or African American Alone residents (37.4%), 724 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.45%), 367 Two or More Races residents (1.24%), 63 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.213%), 28 Asian Alone residents (0.0947%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0338%), and 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0271%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Camden, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20

In 2017, the median age of all people in Camden, AR was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Camden, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Camden, AR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.771%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

228 people

0.862%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

258 people

As of 2017, 0.771% of Camden, AR residents (228 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Camden, AR was 0.862%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Camden, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Camden, AR was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.3k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.1k ± 134

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    724 ± 138

In 2017, there were 1.57 times more White Alone residents (17.3k people) in Camden, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Black or African American Alone and 724 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Camden, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Camden, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Camden, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Camden, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    819 ± 169

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    456 ± 183

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 80

Camden, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Camden, AR awarded 644 degrees. The student population of Camden, AR is skewed towards men, with 409 male students and 371 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Camden, AR are White (465 and 72.2%), followed by Black or African American (147 and 22.8%), Two or More Races (16 and 2.48%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Camden, AR by number of degrees awarded are Southern Arkansas University Tech (644 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Camden, AR are Criminal Justice - Police Science (207 and 32.1%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (64 and 9.94%), and Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (57 and 8.85%).

The median tuition costs in Camden, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Camden, AR was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 207 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Camden, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

644 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Camden, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Arkansas University Tech with 644 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

433

Degrees Awarded to Men

211

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 433 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Camden, AR, which is 2.05 times more than the 211 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Camden, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    465 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Camden, AR were to White students. These 465 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Camden, AR was $68,700 in 2017, which is 0.316 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,900 to $68,700, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Camden, AR is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Camden, AR have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Camden, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,107

Median Household Income

± $2,720

12.1k

Number of Households

± 727

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in Camden, AR grew to $33,107 from the previous year's value of $32,130.

The following chart displays the households in Camden, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$68,700

2017 Median

± $4,110

$67,900

2016 Median

± $4,211

In 2017, the median property value in Camden, AR grew to to $68,700 from the previous year's value of $67,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Camden, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Camden, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Camden, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Camden, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Camden, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Camden, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Camden, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Camden, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Camden, AR have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Camden, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.02%

  3. Walked

    1.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Camden, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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