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Camden, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Camden had a population of 3,814 as of July 1, 2020. Camden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 39.1134 and longitude -75.5419 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Camden encompass a land area of 3.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Camden (GNIS ID: 2390765) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Camden is located within Dover Division of Kent County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Mifflins Cross Roads, Piccadily.


Camden, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,814 (100%)
Population in Households 3,800 (99.6%)
Population in Families 3,152 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,015
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $57,095
Average Household Income $69,029
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $26,831
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,029 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 449 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $206,113
Average Home Value $225,972
Housing Affordability Index3 181


Total Households 1,478
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,057
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.02% 1.0%
Households 1.09% 1.03%
Families 0.76% 0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   0.51%
Owner Occupied HU   0.97%


Camden, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 68th
Population Density # 59 25th
Median Household Income # 42 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 61 79th
Per Capita Income # 47 40th
Diversity Index # 30 62nd

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