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The City of Camden had a population of 3,717 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 36.0663 and longitude -88.1044 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Camden (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Camden (GNIS ID: 2403977) 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.

The City of Camden is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Camden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Glovers Gap, Tranquility.

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Camden, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,717
Daytime Population: Workers 3,125
Daytime Population: Residents 2,388
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,513
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 3,593
Population in Familes 2,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 656
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $28,816
Average Household Income $39,690
Per Capita Income $17,543


Total Housing Units 1,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $80,682
Average Home Value $100,498


Total Households 1,604
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.05%
Households 0.46% 0.01%
Families 0.44% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Camden, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 134 69th
Population Density # 158 63rd
Diversity Index # 150 65th
Median Household Income # 396 7th
Per Capita Income # 377 12th

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