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Camden County, New Jersey

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Camden County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. As of 2000, the population is 508,932. Its county seat is Camden6. The county was founded in 1844 from parts of Gloucester County. See History of Camden County, New Jersey for details.

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area.

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Politics

The county is governed by 7 Freeholders elected at-large for staggered 3 year terms by the residents of the county. In addition, the voters also elect a sheriff, a county clerk, and a surrogate. The Camden County Prosecutor is appointed by the Governor of New Jersey with the advice and consent of the New Jersey Senate (the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature).

Since 1993, all 10 elected Camden County officials have been members of the Democratic Party. The Camden County Democratic Party is a modern political machine that provides patronage to party activists, civil engineering outfits, law firms, and even insurance agencies, especially Commerce National Insurance under the leadership of Camden County Democratic boss George Norcross III.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 589 km² (228 mi²). 576 km² (222 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.32% water.

Located in a coastal/alluvial plain area, the county is uniformly flat and low-lying. The highest points are a survey benchmark near the Burlington County line at 219 feet (66.7 m) above sea level, and another nearby area at least 210 feet. The low point is sea level, along the Delaware River.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 508,932 people, 185,744 households, and 129,835 families residing in the county. The population density is 884/km² (2,289/mi²). There are 199,679 housing units at an average density of 347/km² (898/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.88% White American, 18.09% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.09% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 9.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 185,744 households out of which 34.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% are married couples living together, 15.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $48,097, and the median income for a family is $57,429. Males have a median income of $41,609 versus $30,470 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,354. 10.40% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  1. Audubon Borough
  2. Audubon Park Borough
  3. Barrington Borough
  4. Bellmawr Borough
  5. Berlin Borough
  6. Berlin Township
  7. Brooklawn Borough
  8. Camden City
  9. Cherry Hill Township
  10. Chesilhurst Borough
  11. Clementon Borough
  12. Collingswood Borough
  13. Gibbsboro Borough
  14. Gloucester City
  15. Gloucester Township
  16. Haddon Heights Borough
  17. Haddon Township
  18. Haddonfield Borough
  19. Hi-Nella Borough
  20. Laurel Springs Borough
  21. Lawnside Borough
  22. Lindenwold Borough
  23. Magnolia Borough
  24. Merchantville Borough
  25. Mount Ephraim Borough
  26. Oaklyn Borough
  27. Pennsauken Township
  28. Pine Hill Borough
  29. Pine Valley Borough
  30. Runnemede Borough
  31. Somerdale Borough
  32. Stratford Borough
  33. Tavistock Borough
  34. Voorhees Township
  35. Waterford Township
  36. Winslow Township
  37. Woodlynne Borough

Historical municipalities

  1. Centre Township
  2. Clementon Township
  3. Delaware Township
  4. Newton Township
  5. Stockton Township
  6. Union Township

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Regions of New Jersey Flag of New Jersey
Jersey Shore | Meadowlands | North Jersey | Pine Barrens | South Jersey | New York metropolitan area | Delaware Valley
Largest cities

Atlantic City | Bayonne | Camden | Clifton | East Orange | Elizabeth | Hackensack | Hoboken | Jersey City | Linden | Long Branch | New Brunswick | Newark | Passaic | Paterson | Perth Amboy | Plainfield | Trenton | Union City | Vineland

Counties of New Jersey

Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

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