Introduction to Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine, in Knox county, is 70 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 162 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 5,254.

Camden History

Camden was originally inhabited by the Penobscot Abenaki Indians. They referred the area as Megunticook. James Richards first settled it this area in 1771. It was incorporated on February 17, 1791. The town was named in the honor of Charles Pratt, the Earl of Camden. The town grew rapidly in the mid 1800s.

Camden and nearby Attractions

  • Knox Mill Museum
  • Camden Hills State Park
  • Lincolnville Historical Society Museum
  • Warren Island State Park
  • Laite Memorial Beach

Things To Do In Camden

Camden is home to Knox Mill Museum, the Camden-Rockport Historical Museum, Mary Meeker Cramer Museum and Conway House Museum. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Camden Snow Bowl. The Camden Hills State Park is also ideal for a day trip. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Highland Mill Mall. A number of concerts are also performed at the Camden Civic Theater.

Camden Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bangor International Airport.

Camden Higher Education

The University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and several other universities and colleges provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 3,351
Male Share of the Population 41.3%
Female Share of the Population 58.7%
Senior Citizens 29.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,487
Age of the Population 54


% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,654


Median Family Income $65,071
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 42.8%
Median Gross Rent $706
Median House Value $280,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0%
English 25%
Irish 15.8%

Camden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04843, 04847
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.209
Longitude -69.065

Camden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hope 1,651 $64,137
Lincolnville 2,269 $52,353
Northport 1,492 $67,763
Owls Head 1,669 $68,095
Rockland 7,241 $55,899
Rockport 3,338 $80,663

Camden Public Libraries

Camden Public Library
Camden, Maine
(207) 236-3440
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