Camden is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The village was laid out and established in 1818 and recently celebrated its Bicentennial. 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 (3.21 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. Camden is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
GEOGRAPHY: Camden is located at(39.630820, -84.648774).
POPULATION: As of 2016, Camden has 1,988 citizens, 835 households, and 546 families (2010 census) The population density was 1,650.0 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 racial makeup of the village was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 835 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with at home, 42.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.
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,
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.
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.
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.