Camden, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
71,799
0.804% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.1
0.926% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
31.6%
5.93% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$36,258
19.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$95,700
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,964
2.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Camden, NJ had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 32.1 and a median household income of $36,258. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Camden, NJ declined from 72,381 to 71,799, a −0.804% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,247 to $36,258, a 19.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Camden, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.3%), Other (Hispanic) (35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.51%), White (Hispanic) (6.43%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (3.66%).

None of the households in Camden, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.6% of the residents in Camden, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Camden, NJ are Rutgers University-Camden (2,024 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Camden, NJ was $95,700, and the homeownership rate was 37.2%.

Most people in Camden, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Camden, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Camden, NJ is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.2% of Camden, NJ residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Camden, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.1k Other (Hispanic) and 5.39k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.6%
2022 Citizenship
91.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.6% of Camden, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Camden, NJ was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Camden, NJ
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 1.47k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    25.1k ± 1.8k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 1.03k
53.3%
Hispanic Population
38.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Camden, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.1k Other (Hispanic) and 5.39k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

53.3% of the people in Camden, NJ are hispanic (38.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.3k people
16.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people

As of 2022, 17.2% of Camden, NJ residents (12.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Camden, NJ was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    558 ± 188
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    408 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    337 ± 184

Camden, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Camden, NJ employs 26k people. The largest industries in Camden, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,464 people), Retail Trade (3,959 people), and Manufacturing (2,785 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,929), Public Administration ($72,850), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($65,000).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

26k
2022 Value
± 1,543
2.73%
1 Year growth
± 8.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Camden, NJ grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 25.3k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Camden, NJ, are Material Moving Occupations (3,915 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,724 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,223 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Camden, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26k
2022 Value
± 1,543
2.73%
1 Year growth
± 8.19%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Camden, NJ grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 25.3k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Camden, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,464 people), Retail Trade (3,959 people), and Manufacturing (2,785 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Camden, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Camden, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,928
Median earning men ± $2,394
$25,814
Median earning women ± $1,925

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,042), Information ($61,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,791).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,330), Information ($51,528), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,893).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Camden, NJ awarded 2,024 degrees. The student population of Camden, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,403 male students and 3,563 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Camden, NJ are White (967 and 49.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (336 and 17.1%), Black or African American (321 and 16.3%), and Asian (228 and 11.6%).

The largest universities in Camden, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Camden (2,024 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Camden, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (382 and 18.9%), Registered Nursing (348 and 17.2%), and Law (157 and 7.76%).

The median tuition cost in Camden, NJ for a public four year colleges is $12,900 for in-state students and $30,600 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Camden, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 6.19%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,966 (40.3% men and 59.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,966 students enrolled in Camden, NJ, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,535 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 232 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 348 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Camden, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 232 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,024 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Camden with 2,024 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 727 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Camden, NJ, which is 0.561 times less than the 1,297 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 967 degrees mean that there were 2.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 336 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,212) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Camden, NJ was $95,700 in 2022, which is 0.339 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,800 to $95,700, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Camden, NJ is 37.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Camden, NJ have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Camden, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Camden, NJ is $36,258. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Camden, NJ was Census Tract 6010 with a value of $58,983, followed by Census Tract 6018 and Census Tract 6011.02, with respective values of $54,324 and $51,741.

Property

$95,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,876
$9,075
Median Property Taxes
±$787

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Camden, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

37.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 37.2% of the housing units in Camden, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6010
  2. Census Tract 6018
  3. Census Tract 6011.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Camden, NJ was Census Tract 6010 with a value of $58,983, followed by Census Tract 6018 and Census Tract 6011.02, with respective values of $54,324 and $51,741.

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

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Household Income

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$36,258
Median Household Income
± $4,118
24.4k
Number of Households
± 1,476

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.4k households in Camden, NJ grew to $36,258 from the previous year's value of $30,247.

The following chart displays the households in Camden, NJ 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Camden, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53.8%)
  2. Carpooled (19.7%)
  3. Public Transit (11.7%)

In 2022, 53.8% of workers in Camden, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (19.7%) and those who used public transit to get to work (11.7%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Camden, NJ have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.3% of the workforce in Camden, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Camden, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Camden, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Camden, NJ (22k out of 69.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Health

87.6% of the population of Camden, NJ has health coverage, with 21.9% on employee plans, 50.8% on Medicaid, 6.93% on Medicare, 7.46% on non-group plans, and 0.547% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Camden County, NJ see 978 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (971 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1227 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 285 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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978 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Camden County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Camden County, NJ see an average of 978 patients per year. This represents a 0.721% increase from the previous year (971 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Camden County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
21.9%
Employer Coverage
50.8%
Medicaid
6.93%
Medicare
7.46%
Non-Group
0.547%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Camden, NJ grew by 12.3% from 11% to 12.4%.

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