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Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The county seat, it is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. At the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 77,344, representing a decline of 2,560 (3.2%) from the 79,904 residents enumerated during the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 7,588 (8.7%) from the 87,492 counted in the 1990 Census. Camden ranked as the 12th-most populous municipality in the state in 2010 after having been ranked 10th in 2000. Camden was incorporated as a city on February 13, 1828, from portions of the now-defunct Newton Township, while the area was still part of Gloucester County. On March 13, 1844, Camden became part of the newly formed Camden County. The city derives its name from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. Three of Camden's mayors have been jailed for corruption, the most recent being Milton Milan in 2000. From 2005 to 2012, the school system and police department were operated by the state of New Jersey. 40% of residents are below the national poverty line. Camden had the highest crime rate in the United States in 2012, with 2,566 violent crimes for every 100,000 people, 6.6 times higher than the national average of 387 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens.

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Camden was a former industrial town in New Jersey. Today it is mainly known for its riverfront on the Delaware River. Other tourist spots in Camden include the Campbell’s Field baseball stadium that seats close to 7 thousand people. US Navy’s most decorated battleship the USS New Jersey has been converted into a museum to pay tribute to the soldiers of the country. The Adventure Aquarium is home to more than two dozen sharks along with other animals like hippos. The House of Walt Whitman is a museum dedicated to the fames poet. He is buried in the nearby Harleigh Cemetery. Take your children to Camden Children’s Garden full of various entertainment options for tiny tots. Plan your visit to Camden on the next holiday in New Jersey. 

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Facts and Stats for Camden*

  • Pollution Statistics in Camden

    Know the pollution level of Camden before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 55.88 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.18 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.95 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.69 (Low)
  • Camden: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 48.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.65 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.49 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65.98 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.34 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.97 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 72.92 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.98 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.52 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.34 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.34 (High)
  • Living in Camden - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Camden is 143.51 (High)

    • Safety Index 40.9 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 78.99 (High)
    • Pollution Index 50.54 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.32 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 84.37 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.45 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.4 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Camden

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Camden

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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