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Camden is a city in Ouachita County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Camden is 33.584N. The longitude is -92.834W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,520.


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Median household income
Local
$27,814
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Camden demographic reports
Camden is on the Ouachita River
Founded as a French trading post

Once a shipping terminal for cotton

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 67. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Daffodil Festival - March 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Camden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: White Oak Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: McCollum-Chidester House Museum
Colleges and universities: Southern Arkansas University Tech

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Camden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ouachita County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Camden residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Camden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Camden was $14,599, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Camden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Camden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $566.


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Libraries in Camden include Public Library of Camden/Ouachita County ... View libraries

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TV stations in Camden include KYPX.

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Ouachita County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Camden political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Camden workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Camden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Camden include Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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