Camden, North Carolina

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Camden, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Location in Camden County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Camden County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 36°19′41″N 76°10′18″W / 36.32806°N 76.17167°W / 36.32806; -76.17167Coordinates: 36°19′41″N 76°10′18″W / 36.32806°N 76.17167°W / 36.32806; -76.17167
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Camden
 • Total 1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)
 • Land 1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 8.2 ft (2.5 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 599
 • Density 379/sq mi (146.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27921, 27929
Area code(s) 252
GNIS feature ID 1019481[3]
FIPS code 37-09780

Camden is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Camden County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Camden County, a consolidated city-county. As of the 2010 census, the Camden CDP had a population of 599[2]

Camden is located on the eastern banks of the Pasquotank River, across from which lies Elizabeth City. It currently has two traffic lights, and is centered at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158 and North Carolina Highway 343. It boasts five schools: Grandy Primary School, Camden Intermediate School, Camden Middle School, Camden County High, and Camden Early College High School.

Camden is part of the Elizabeth City, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Camden County Courthouse, Camden County Jail, Lamb-Ferebee House, and Milford are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Camden CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Camden". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.