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Camden County

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Population

The population of Camden County rose 0.93 percent from 2000 to 2010, growing from 508,932 to 513,657.

Race and Ethnicity

  • White – 60.3 percent
  • Black – 18.4 percent
  • Asian – 5.1 percent
  • Hispanic – 14.2 percent
  • Two or more races – 1.6 percent
  • Other (American Indian & Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders, and some other races) – 0.3 percent

Voting record

Camden County has 351 election districts, and 63.2 percent of ballots were cast in the 2012 Election out of its 359,722 registered voters.

Employment by Sector

  • Construction – 5.2 percent
  • Manufacturing – 7.6 percent
  • Retail and wholesale trade – 15.7 percent
  • Transportation and utilities – 6.1 percent
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate – 7.5 percent
  • Professional and technical services – 12 percent
  • Education and health care – 25.9 percent
  • Arts, entertainment, and accommodation – 7.9 percent
  • Public administration – 4.4 percent
  • Other services – 7.6 percent

Unemployment Rate

Camden County’s unemployment rate more than doubled from 2007 until 2012, going from 4.9 percent to 10.3. The rate spiked between 2008 until 2009 (from 6.0 in 2008 to 9.8 percent in 2009) as did New Jersey and the national trends. Camden County’s unemployment rate was nearly identical to that of New Jersey (4.5 percent in 2005 and 9.3 percent in 2012), just slightly above the state every year from 2005 until 2012.

Poverty Rate

The poverty rate in Camden County has hovered around 12 percent, starting at 12.4 percent in 2005 and raising slightly to 12.7 percent in 2012, while dipping slightly in between. In that span it was always above of that of New Jersey (8.7 percent in 2005 and 10.8 percent in 2012).

Median Household Income (in current dollars)

The median household income for Camden County increased from 2005 ($53,511) until 2008 ($61,066), and dropped slightly down to $59,280 by 2012. This was always a good deal less than the median household income in New Jersey ($61,672 in 2005 and $69,667 in 2012), which never fell below $60,000 in that span.

Median Housing Price

The median housing price in Camden County started at $184,700 in 2005, raised to $229,000 by 2008, but then fell all the way down to $197,900 in 2012. The price in New Jersey remained much higher, following a similar pattern, but starting at $333,900 in 2005, raising to $372,300 in 2007, and falling to $311,600 in 2012.

Housing Occupancy

As of 2012, there are 205,721 housing units in Camden County, 61.5 percent of which are owner-occupied, 28.7 percent are renter-occupied, and 9.8 percent are vacant.