Community Profile

Camden is a village located in Somers Township in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The village was laid out and established in 1818 and celebrated it’s Bicentennial in 2018. Originally named Dover and then Newcomb, it was renamed Camden and that name has remained. 

DETAILS

AREA:  1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), of which 1.24 square miles land and 0.01 square miles water.  Camden’s elevation is 837 ft.

Camden is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GEOGRAPHY:  Camden is located at 39°37′51″N 84°38′56″W (39.630820, -84.648774).

POPULATION:  As of 2020, Camden has 1,982 citizens, 818 households, and 555 families.  The average household size is 2.42.

The population density was 1,650 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 746.8 per square mile (288.3/km2). The estimated median age of residents is 43.

The racial makeup of the village in 2019 98.1%, Hispanic/Latino 1.1%, African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races.

The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Camden has a much-used and treasured, public library, a branch of the Preble County District Library, and its own Camden Archives, a curated collection containing thousands pieces of Camden’s rich history including memorabilia, artifacts, documents, photos and books.EDUCATION:  Camden is part of the Preble Shawnee School District. Students attend Camden Elementary (Grades K-3), West Elkton Elementary (4-6) and Preble Shawnee Secondary School (7-12). The district’s mascot is the Arrows.

 

EVENTS:  Camden is also home to the Black Walnut Festival held annual in the Fall and a new community committee, Camden Comeback, dedicated to sponsoring events year round, supporting local and new businesses, and building community and pride in our village.

INCOME AND FINANCIAL

    • Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,010 (it was $31,085 in 2000), median household income in Ohio: $52,334.
    • Estimated median home value in 2016: $83,274 (it was $69,100 in 2000): median home value in Ohio: $140,100
    • Median gross rent in Camden in 2016: $666.

 

Source for some information:  http://www.city-data.com/city/Camden-Ohio and Wikipedia

 

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Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
Mar
11
Thu
6:00 pm PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
PS School Board Meeting @ PS High School HSLMC Rm (Library Media Center)
Meeting are held in the HSLMC room at the High School (High School Library/Media Center).  Meetings are open to the public but because of COVID restrictions everyone must wear masks.[...]
Mar
12
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]
Mar
16
Tue
10:00 am Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Camden Fish Food Pantry @ 56 N. Main Street
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
Mar
18
Thu
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
Mar
19
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]
Mar
23
Tue
3:00 pm Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ Higher Heights Church of God
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Higher Heights Church of God in Camden offers a food pantry to those in need.  The Food pantry is open  on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you[...]
Mar
26
Fri
9:00 am Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Higher Heights Church Food Pantry @ 8111 U.S. Rt. 127, Camden OH
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camden’s Higher Heights Church of God maintains a food pantry for those in need. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays 3-5pm and Fridays 9-11am. To get food, you will[...]