Camden, NJ

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Population

75,550

0.599% decline

Median Age

29.9


Median Household Income

$26,105

0.416% decline

Poverty Rate

37.4%


Number of Employees

26,362

3.91% growth

Median Property Value

$82,300

0.604% decline

About

In 2017, Camden, NJ had a population of 75.6k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $26,105. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Camden, NJ declined from 76,005 to 75,550, a -0.599% decrease and its median household income declined from $26,214 to $26,105, a -0.416% decrease.

The population of Camden, NJ is 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 41% Black or African American Alone, and 5.92% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Camden, NJ speak a non-English language, and 90.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Camden, NJ are Rutgers University-Camden (1,880 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Camden, NJ is $82,300, and the homeownership rate is 39.2%. Most people in Camden, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Camden, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Camden, NJ employs 26.4k people. The largest industries in Camden, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,071 people), Retail Trade (3,619 people), and Manufacturing (2,552 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,760), Utilities ($51,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($42,875).

Median household income in Camden, NJ is $26,105. Males in Camden, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Camden, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,105

2017 value

± $1,906

-0.416%

1 Year Growth

± 9.42%

Households in Camden, NJ have a median annual income of $26,105, 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 $26,214 in 2016, which represents a -0.416% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey 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

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 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, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey 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)

  1. Census Tract 6011.01

  2. Census Tract 6012

  3. Census Tract 6010

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Camden, NJ was Census Tract 6011.01 with a value of $42,143, followed by Census Tract 6012 and Census Tract 6010, with respective values of $42,121 and $39,253.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Camden, NJ (27.3k out of 73k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Hispanic

    13,913 ± 909

  2. Black

    12,689 ± 864

  3. Other

    8,465 ± 770

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

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

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,344

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 7.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden, NJ grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 25.4k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Camden, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,655 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,649 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2,154 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Camden, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Camden, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,655 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,649 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2,154 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Camden, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.77 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Camden, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($112,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,644), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,344

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 7.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Camden, NJ grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 25.4k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Camden, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,071 people), Retail Trade (3,619 people), and Manufacturing (2,552 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Camden, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,071 people), Retail Trade (3,619 people), and Manufacturing (2,552 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Camden, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.99 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.81 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Camden, NJ, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($51,760), Utilities ($51,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($42,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey 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 New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

84.9% of the population of Camden, NJ has health coverage, with 21.6% on employee plans, 49.1% on Medicaid, 6.59% on Medicare, 6.89% on non-group plans, and 0.603% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Camden, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Camden, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey 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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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

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

15.1%

Uninsured

21.6%

Employer Coverage

49.1%

Medicaid

6.59%

Medicare

6.89%

Non-Group

0.603%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Camden, NJ declined by 8.03% from 16.5% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Camden, NJ 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. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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

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Diversity

Camden, NJ is home to a population of 75.6k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Camden, NJ residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Camden, NJ is composed of 36.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (48.5%), 31k Black or African American Alone residents (41%), 4.47k White Alone residents (5.92%), 2.29k Asian Alone residents (3.03%), 927 Two or More Races residents (1.23%), 120 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.159%), 92 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.122%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0556%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Camden, NJ was 29.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Camden, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Camden, NJ residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    10.8k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Camden, NJ residents (10.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Camden, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

90.5%

2017 Citizenship

91%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.5% of Camden, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Camden, NJ was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    36.6k ± 2.53k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    31k ± 1.52k

  3. White Alone

    4.47k ± 682

In 2017, there were 1.18 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (36.6k people) in Camden, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31k Black or African American Alone and 4.47k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Camden, NJ 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, NJ 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, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Camden, NJ 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

    569 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    254 ± 134

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    244 ± 104

Camden, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Camden, NJ awarded 1,880 degrees. The student population of Camden, NJ is skewed towards women, with 2,770 male students and 3,705 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Camden, NJ are White (1,131 and 61.5%), followed by Black or African American (272 and 14.8%), Hispanic or Latino (178 and 9.68%), and Asian (161 and 8.76%).

The largest universities in Camden, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Camden (1,880 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Camden, NJ are Registered Nursing (262 and 13.9%), General Business Administration & Management (237 and 12.6%), and General Psychology (174 and 9.26%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 258 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Camden, NJ was General Psychology with 161 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Camden, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,880 degrees awarded

$11,408

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Camden, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Camden with 1,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

808

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,072

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 808 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Camden, NJ, which is 0.754 times less than the 1,072 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,131 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    178 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Camden, NJ were to White students. These 1,131 degrees mean that there were 4.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 272 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Camden, NJ was $82,300 in 2017, which is 0.378 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,800 to $82,300, a 0.604% decrease. The homeownership rate in Camden, NJ is 39.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Camden, NJ have an average commute time of 23.7 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.

Income

Household Income

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$26,105

Median Household Income

± $1,906

25.2k

Number of Households

± 1,230

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.2k households in Camden, NJ declined from $26,105 from the previous year's value of $26,214.

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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Housing

Property Value

$82,300

2017 Median

± $2,266

$82,800

2016 Median

± $2,254

In 2017, the median property value in Camden, NJ declined from to $82,300 from the previous year's value of $82,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Camden, NJ 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, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Camden, NJ 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

39.2%

2017 Homeownership

38.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.2% of the housing units in Camden, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.5%.

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

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Transportation

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, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Camden, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Camden, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    59.2%

  2. Carpooled

    17.5%

  3. Public Transit

    13.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Camden, NJ was Drove Alone (59.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (17.5%) and those who Public Transit (13.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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