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Camden is a city in Camden County.

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 39.925N. The longitude is -75.12W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 80,089.


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Median household income
Local
$23,421
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Camden demographic reports
Camden is on the Delaware River.
Former and merged names include:
· Cooper's Ferries
William Cooper began operating a ferry here in 1681. Growth came with the Camden & Amboy Railroad in 1834.

Camden became a shipbuilding center in the late 19th century.

Birthplace of Campbell's Soup, which started when fruit merchant Joseph Campbell opened a tomato and vegetable canning plant here in 1869.

The nation's first drive-in theater opened near here in 1933.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,925. The number of murders and homicides was 41. The violent crime rate was 24 per 1,000 people.
Ranked most dangerous city in America 2004 and 2005, by Morgan Quitno Press
Well-known residents have included:
· Joanna Cassidy, actress
· Walt Whitman, poet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Chocolate & Vanilla Flavor Festival - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Train Festival - Nov. 10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Camden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra
Camden attractions: New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden
Sports teams: Riversharks (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Walt Whitman House, Campbell Museum, Battleship New Jersey
Colleges and universities: Rutgers University - Camden Campus
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 117

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2% of Camden residents report German ancestry, and 2% 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 $9,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Camden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Camden include Cooper Grant Historic District, Cooper Street Historic District, Fairview District, South Camden Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Camden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.


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Libraries in Camden include Camden Free Public Library, Fairview Branch, Isabel Miller Branch, North Camden Branch ... View libraries

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TV stations in Camden include WNJS.

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Camden County supported John Kerry 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Camden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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