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The City of Camden had a population of 1,930 as of July 1, 2016. Camden ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Camden is located at latitude 31.9985 and longitude -87.2889 in Wilcox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Camden (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wilcox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The City of Camden (GNIS ID: 2403975) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Camden is located within Camden Division of Wilcox 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Camden: Barboursville.

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Camden, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,930
Population in Households 1,864
Population in Familes 1,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 461
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 755
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 537 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $105,500
Average Home Value $126,348


Median Household Income $25,514
Average Household Income $39,836
Per Capita Income $16,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.59%
Households -0.72% -0.59%
Families -0.97% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Camden, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Camden to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 224 62nd
Population Density1 # 167 71st
Diversity Index2 # 109 82nd
Median Household Income # 548 6th
Per Capita Income # 519 11th

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