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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 3,304
Male Share of the Population 42.1%
Female Share of the Population 57.9%
Senior Citizens 32.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,477
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,479
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 12.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42.5%
Median Gross Rent $769
Median House Value $324,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
US/American 0%
English 26.4%
Irish 17.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station WEST ROCKPORT 1 NNW
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
Station PORT CLYDE
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
Station NEWCASTLE
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 1,656 $63,689
Lincolnville 2,240 $57,083
Northport 1,558 $68,621
Owls Head 1,645 $67,625
Rockland 7,233 $55,318
Rockport 3,343 $75,573

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Camden Public Libraries

Library
Camden Public Library
55 MAIN STREET
Camden, Maine
(207) 236-3440
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