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Camden is a city in Kershaw County, in the Columbia metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, a supporter of the American colonists before the Revolution

The latitude of Camden is 34.246N. The longitude is -80.607W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 187 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,861.


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Median household income
Local
$36,209
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Camden demographic reports
Camden is in the Sandhills
British base during the Revolutionary War

Sherman's forces burned the city in 1865

A local sign warns: "Horses forbidden on sidewalks"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 118. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 17.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bernard Baruch, financier
· Larry Doby, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Carolina Downhome Blues Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Bluejeans, Bluegrass, BBQ & Oysters - Nov. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Camden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Goodale State Park, Lake Wateree
Historic sites and museums: Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden Archives and Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on June 28, 1954, at 111 degrees

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Camden residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Camden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Camden was $23,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Camden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Camden include Camden Historic District, Kendall Mill Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Camden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.


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Libraries in Camden include Kershaw County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Camden include Camden Chronicle-Independent

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Kershaw County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Camden political report.

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The average commute time for Camden workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Camden include A Camden Sc B&B, Camden Knights Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites Camden.

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