Camden is a small city in New Jersey with slightly more than 75,000 residents. Families with young children will fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 9% of the population, while retirees are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 32, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in New Jersey, ranking as the eighth-youngest municipality in the state. The majority of Camden residents rent, and 39% of residents own their homes. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $871 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New Jersey. Over the course of 12 months, renters in Camden will save around $4,800 compared to the state average.
Camden has an average commute time of about 27 minutes, outperforming the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (26%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
There are two primary industries in Camden: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 14% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 5% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Camden workers earn an average annual income of about $39K, the 5th-lowest average income of any municipality in New Jersey. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Camden has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (21%). Further, 5% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.