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1.17% decline
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4.68% growth
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1.74% growth
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2.13% decline


The economy of Camden, NJ employs 25,370 people. The economy of Camden, NJ is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.86; 1.55; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Camden, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,482), Retail trade (3,425), and Manufacturing (2,617), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,000), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,538).

Median household income in Camden, NJ is $26,214. Males in Camden, NJ have an average income that is 1.13 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,776. The income inequality of Camden, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Camden, NJ. In Camden County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 104 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,433. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Camden, NJ is from the county of Camden County, NJ.

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Camden, NJ is home to a population of 76,005 people, from which 91% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Camden, NJ is composed of 36,556 Hispanic residents (48.1%), 32,203 Black residents (42.4%), 4,013 White residents (5.28%), 2,075 Asian residents (2.73%), and 832 Two+ residents (1.09%). The most common foreign languages in Camden, NJ are Spanish (29,495 speakers), Vietnamese (991 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (189 speakers), but compared to other places, Camden, NJ has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (189 speakers), Spanish (29,495 speakers), and Vietnamese (991 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Camden, NJ awarded 1,752 degrees. The student population of Camden, NJ is skewed towards females, with 741 male students and 1,011 female students. Most students in Camden, NJ are White (1,056 and 60.3%), followed by Black or African American (233 and 13.3%), Hispanic or Latino (154 and 8.79%), and Asian (121 and 6.91%). The largest universities in Camden, NJ by number of graduates are Rutgers University-Camden (1,721 and 98.2%), Cooper Health System Center for Allied Health Education (31 and 1.77%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Camden, NJ are Registered Nursing (217 and 12.4%), General Psychology (144 and 8.22%), and General Business Administration & Management (142 and 8.11%). The median tuition costs in Camden, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,408 and $26,551 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Camden, NJ is $82,800, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $84,600 to $82,800, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate of Camden, NJ is 38.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Camden, NJ have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Camden, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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