Camden Kershaw County, South Carolina

Camden: City in South Carolina

About

Camden is a city located in the county of Kershaw in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,838. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,288 inhabitants.

The city was created 236 years ago in 1785.

Camden Quick Facts

Population : 7,288 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
County : Kershaw County
Phone Area Codes : 803
Water as percent of area : 6.62%
Land as percent of area : 93.38%
Altitude : 187 feet / 57 meters
Capital city : Camden is capital of Kershaw County
Establishment : January 01, 1786 (236 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 06:26:45 (3rd October 2022)
Postal code : 29020
Population growth : 6.17% (2010-2020)
Camden locator map
Location of Camden on South Carolina map.
Kershaw courthouse 0077 image
Kershaw courthouse 0077
Kershaw courthouse 0077 image

Geography

Camden is located at 34°14'48"N 80°36'25"W (34.2465400, -80.6070200).

Camden map

Demographics

The population of Camden increased by 6.17% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1980 7,462 - census
1990 6,696 -11.44% census
2000 6,682 -0.21% census
2010 6,838 2.28% census
2011 6,856 0.26% estimation process
2012 6,870 0.2% estimation process
2013 6,882 0.17% estimation process
2014 6,931 0.71% estimation process
2015 6,968 0.53% estimation process
2016 7,005 0.53% estimation process
2017 7,162 2.19% estimation process
2018 7,206 0.61% estimation process
2019 7,220 0.19% estimation process
2020 7,288 0.93% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 14,073
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 13,488
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 4.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 13,904
April 1, 2010 Population : 13,488
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.0%
People over 65 (%) : 20.2%
Female persons, % : 49.7%
White only, percent : 76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 14.0%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 7.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 7.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 70.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,176
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.7%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 6,884

Camden zip code is 29020. County name: Kershaw, County fips: 45055

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 6,884
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $127,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $959
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $388
2015-2019 median gross rent : $698
Permits for construction, 2020 : 10
2015-2019 Households : 5,238
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.59
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 65.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 18.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 46.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 17,632
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 42,304
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 196,919
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,413
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,478
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,943
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.9%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 277
2019 total employment : 3,692
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 141,199
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -4.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 933
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,240
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 633
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 358
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 169
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 996
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 198
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 994
2010 population per square mile : 32.4
2010 land area in square miles : 416.46

People born in Camden (54)

People born in Camden, including businessman Bernard Baruch, singer and songwriter Brook Benton, Confederate Army general Joseph B. Kershaw, .

List

  • Laura Kraut (equestrian) she was born in 14/11/1965
  • Larry Doby (American baseball player) he was born in 13/12/1923
  • John C. West (South Carolina politician (1922-2004)) he was born in 27/08/1922
  • Samuel E. Wright (American actor) he was born in 20/11/1946
  • Bobby Engram (American football player) he was born in 07/01/1973
  • Lane Kirkland (American labor leader (1922-1999)) he was born in 12/03/1922
  • John Kershaw (American politician (1765-1829)) he was born in 12/09/1765
  • James Chesnut Jr. (American politician (1815-1885)) he was born in 18/01/1815
  • John Carter (U.S. Representative from South Carolina (1792-1850)) he was born in 10/09/1792
  • Josiah Abigail Patterson Campbell (American politician (1830-1917)) he was born in 02/03/1830
  • Sam Savage (American writer) he was born in 09/11/1940
  • William McWillie (American politician) he was born in 17/11/1795
  • Tyronne Drakeford (American football player) he was born in 21/06/1971
  • Maurice Fountain (American football defensive lineman) he was born in 22/09/1982
  • Michael Kohn (American baseball player) he was born in 26/06/1986
  • O'Brien Schofield (American football linebacker/defensive end) he was born in 03/04/1987
  • Vincent Sheheen (American attorney and politician) he was born in 29/04/1971
  • Benjamin Patterson DeLoache (American baritone singer) he was born in 11/09/1905

Schools in Camden

College & universities near Camden, SC

Code Name City ZIP
444228 LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology Inc Camden (SC) 29020

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Camden, SC

Code Name Address Type
CAM Camden 1060 West Dekalb Street RAIL
CLB Columbia 850 Pulaski Street RAIL
FLO Florence 805 East Day Street RAIL
KTR Kingstree 101 East Main St. RAIL
HAM Hamlet West Main St. and North Bridges St. RAIL

Post offices near Camden

Post Office Name City ZIP
Camden Post Office Camden (SC) 29020

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Other cities in Kershaw County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kershaw County , SC.

City Name Population Title
Lugoff 7,434 Census-designated place in Kershaw County, South Carolina
Elgin 1,585 Human settlement in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States of America
Bethune 354 Human settlement in Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Camden distances to largest South Carolina cities