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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Camden is a town in Arkansas with a population of 11,289. Camden is in Ouachita County. Living in Camden offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Camden and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$538
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Camden Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    928.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    147.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    91.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,424.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,876.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Camden

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$25,234
National
$55,322

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Camden Reviews

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Camden is a family friendly diverse town. A place where neighbors know each other stand and talk about plans to remodel their home, cut the grass and discuss the weather from time to time. Camden has several small close knit communities. However, I would like to see Camden grow more than it has been over the past several years.
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I’ve lived in Camden my whole life. I love the down town area is my favorite the way the mayor has done the side walks and the plants are amazing. But what I would love to see changed in Camden is the drug problem, get more help for the people that want it and can’t find it because everyone is afraid situations. Help kids that don’t have much because the parents are using drugs.
I was raised in Camden, and I enjoyed the small town. I enjoyed being able to go out and play all day in the sun and experience nature and animals. I enjoyed my childhood in the rural town of Camden, and the schools are amazing and size wise they focus on the important aspects.