Camden 47 Poor
Camden Livability #541 ranked city in New Jersey#28,630 ranked city in the USARanks better than 2% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Camden Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Camden Cost of Living Cost of living is 22% lower than New Jersey
946% less expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Camden cost of living
F Camden Crime Total crime is 178% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
3,76260% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2760% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Camden crime
F Camden Employment Household income is 64% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$26,21453% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,11053% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%99% higher than the US average
Camden employment
F Camden Housing Home value is 74% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$82,80055% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8807% lower than the US average
Home ownership
38%40% lower than the US average
Camden real estate or Camden rentals
F Camden Schools HS graduation rate is 27% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
63%24% lower than the US average
School test scores
19%60% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
11:131% lower than the US average
Camden K-12 schools
F Camden User Ratings There are a total of 16 ratings in Camden
Overall user rating
39% 16 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
37% 15 total surveys
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      Living in Camden, NJ

      Camden is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 76,005 inhabitants. Camden has a population density of 8,522 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Camden identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 41% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Camden residents is 29, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. All the single ladies (and all the single fellas) might want to take notice as only 31% of the Camden population is married.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Camden, New Jersey could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Camden and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Camden to New Jersey and the national average.

      Camden has a livability score of 56/100 and is ranked #518 in New Jersey and #26,812 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Something also worth noting is that Camden ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Camden ranks well for amenities (A+). Camden does not do well for the following: crime (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Camden has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey, and Campbell's Field.

      Assuming that Camden meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Camden. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Camden are simply unattainable. The median home price for Camden homes is $82,800, which is 73.8% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Camden, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 25.6% lower than the New Jersey average.

      Camden transportation information

      StatisticCamdenNew JerseyNational
      Average one way commute24min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work59.1%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool17.3%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit13.5%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.9%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Camden, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).