Camden, Ohio

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Camden, Ohio
Camden's Town Hall
Camden's Town Hall
Location of Camden, Ohio
Location of Camden, Ohio
Location of Camden in Preble County
Location of Camden in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°37′51″N 84°38′56″W / 39.63083°N 84.64889°W / 39.63083; -84.64889Coordinates: 39°37′51″N 84°38′56″W / 39.63083°N 84.64889°W / 39.63083; -84.64889
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyPreble
Government
 • TypeMayor/Council/Administrator
 • MayorLisa Moss
 • Council MembersDebbie Hickman
Kelly Doran
Toni Keesler
Ernest Crabtree
Wendell Mackie
Judy Michael
 • Fiscal OfficerRebecca Wilson
Area
 • Total1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Land1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation837 ft (255 m)
Population
 • Total2,046
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
1,973
 • Density1,589.85/sq mi (613.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45311
Area code(s)937, 326
FIPS code39-11024[5]
GNIS feature ID1056756[2]

Camden is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,046 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Camden is also home to the Black Walnut Festival.

Camden was originally called Dover when it was laid out in 1818, but became Newcomb in 1824 when it opened its first post office and learned there was already a Dover in Ohio. The new name never quite resonated with residents, though, so the village became Camden in 1835 and the name has remained.[6]

Geography[edit]

Camden is located at 39°37′51″N 84°38′56″W / 39.63083°N 84.64889°W / 39.63083; -84.64889 (39.630820, -84.648774).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 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.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860637
18706481.7%
188080023.5%
18908465.8%
19009057.0%
1910899−0.7%
19209040.6%
1930888−1.8%
194099111.6%
19501,0849.4%
19601,30820.7%
19701,50715.2%
19801,97130.8%
19902,21012.1%
20002,3024.2%
20102,046−11.1%
2019 (est.)1,973[4]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,046 people, 835 households, and 546 families living in the village. 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 them, 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 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,302 people, 897 households, and 621 families living in the village. The population density was 1,870.1 people per square mile (722.6/km2). There were 946 housing units at an average density of 768.5 per square mile (297.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.57% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 897 households, out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 29.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,085, and the median income for a family was $32,970. Males had a median income of $23,610 versus $22,640 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,551. About 6.7% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older.

Education[edit]

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 public library, a branch of the Preble County District Library.[10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 22.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Locations". Preble County District Library. Retrieved 3 March 2018.