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Cameron is in Cameron Parish, in the Lake Charles metro area.

It is the parish seat.

The latitude of Cameron is 29.797N. The longitude is -93.325W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,965.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,370
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cameron demographic reports
Cameron is on the Gulf of Mexico.
Nearly every building was destroyed when Hurricane Rita made landfall near here in September 2005.
Local festivals include:
  • Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival - Jan. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cameron web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Cameron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cameron Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70632 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Cameron residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cameron ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cameron was $13,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

Entertainment
Environment
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Cameron festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cameron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Cameron include Cameron Parish Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Cameron Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cameron political report.

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The average commute time for Cameron workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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