Camden, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 6,682. Estimated population in 2021: 7,000 (+4.8% change)
Males: 3,026 (45.3%), Females: 3,656 (54.7%)

Kershaw County

Zip code: 29020

Median resident age: 43.2 years
Median household income: $36,209
Median house value: $94,000

Races in Camden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.1%)
  • Black (37.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (11.4%), United States (9.1%), German (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (6.6%), Irish (5.9%), Scottish (3.7%).

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 9.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Camden

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Camden city

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -685 (-9.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Camden:

  • KERSHAW COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (HAILE AND ROBERTS STREETS, BOX 7003)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Camden:

  • TUOMEY (about 30 miles; SUMTER, SC)
  • INTERMEDICAL HOSPITAL OF SC (about 31 miles; BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER, SC)
  • INTERMEDICAL HOSPITAL OF SC (about 31 miles; COLUMBIA, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Camden:

  • SHAW AFB (about 23 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 27 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 42 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Camden:

  • WOODWARD FIELD (about 5 miles; CAMDEN, SC; Abbreviation: CDN)
  • LEE COUNTY (about 27 miles; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: 52J)
  • SUMTER (about 27 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SMS)
Amtrak station:
CAMDEN (1060 W. DEKALB ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Camden:

  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 32 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 34 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 34 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 56 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)

Schools

Public high schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,067; Location: 1022 EHRENCLOU DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • APPLIED TECH ED CAMPUS (Location: 874 VOCATIONAL LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Camden:

  • CAMDEN MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 520 HIGHWAY 1 NORTH; Grades: 7 – 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Camden:

  • CAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 416 LAURENS STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PINE TREE HILL EL (Students: 728; Location: 1213 LAKESHORE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CAMDEN ELEMENTARY OF CREATIVE ARTS (Students: 534; Location: 1304 LYTTLETON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JACKSON SCHOOL (Students: 465; Location: 1109 CAMPBELL STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BARON-DEKALB ELEMENTARY (Students: 184; Location: 2684 BARON DEKALB RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Camden:

  • EMMANUEL BAPT CHRISTIAN LRN CR (Students: 194; Location: P O BOX 798; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER (Students: 68; Location: 190 BATTLESHIP RD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MALVERN HILL BAPT CHURCH KIND (Students: 65; Location: 1514 MALVERN HILL DR; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 60; Location: 1201 BROAD ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CAMDEN ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 612 BOYKIN RD.; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Camden:

  • KERSHAW COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $742,261; Location: 1304 BROAD ST.; 123,563 books; 2,491 audio materials; 2,054 video materials; 189 serial subscriptions)

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