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Camden is a city in Kershaw County, in the Columbia metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, a supporter of the American colonists before the Revolution
The latitude of Camden is 34.246N. The longitude is -80.607W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 187 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,861.
Sherman's forces burned the city in 1865
Sections below provide additional information and links about Camden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kershaw 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 29020 ZIP code.
7% of Camden residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $23,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Camden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Camden include Camden Historic District, Kendall Mill Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Camden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.
Libraries in Camden include Kershaw County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Camden include Camden Chronicle-Independent
Kershaw County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Camden political report.
The average commute time for Camden workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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