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.
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(39.630820, -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 local non-profit organization, Camden Comeback, is dedicated to supporting supporting local and new businesses, assistant with community events, and building community and pride in our village.
INCOME AND FINANCIAL
- Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,370 (it was $31,085 in 2000), median household income in Ohio: $58,642.
- Estimated median home value in 2019: $86,314 (it was $69,100 in 2000): median home value in Ohio: $157,200
- Median gross rent in Camden in 2019: $648.