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Overview

Introduction to Camden, Arkansas

Camden, Arkansas, in Ouachita county, is 65 miles SW of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 192 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Camden History

Faber, a French trader, settled on a bluff near the Ouachita River in the year 1783. He named the settlement 'Ecore Fabre' which means the Hill of Faber. This settlement later became the present-day city of Camden. The city was founded in the year 1824. It was officially named Camden and was incorporated in 1844.

Camden and nearby Attractions

  • Southwest Shopping Center
  • McCollum - Chidester House Museum
  • Camden City Hall
  • Fort Southerland Park
  • Mccollum - Chidester House Museum

Things To Do In Camden

Camden city has several shopping centers including the Cardinal Shopping Center, Southwest Shopping Center, and Camden Plaza Shopping Center. Tourists can also visit the McCollum-Chidester House Museum for historical information. The city has several parks including the City School Park, Sandy Beach Park, Fort Southerland Park, and Carnes Park. Camden City Hall and Fort Lookout Community Center are also worth visiting.

Camden Transportation

The nearest airport to Camden city is Memorial Field.

Camden Higher Education

Institutes of higher education located in Camden city are Southern Arkansas University Tech and the Professional Cosmetology Education Center. Other higher education institutes that can be accessed from the city are Southern Arkansas University main campus and Henderson State University.

People

Total Population 11,683
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,437
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.3%
Median Earnings25+ $23,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,977

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,770
% Above Poverty Level 68.6%
% Below Poverty Level 31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $523
Median House Value $72,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 6%

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

Camden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SW of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 192 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Ouachita
Standard Zip Codes 71701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71711
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.584
Longitude -92.834

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 CAMDEN 1
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station SPARKMAN
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station LEOLA
Distance 42.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bearden 934 $33,295
Chidester 266 $34,821
East Camden 1,070 $32,000
Louann 132 $38,438
Smackover 1,764 $45,694

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

Camden Public Libraries

Library
Public Library Of Camden & Ouachita County
120 HARRISON
Camden, Arkansas
(870) 836-5083

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Camden Hospitals

OUACHITA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
638 CALIFORNIA AVENUE
(870) 836-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Camden High Schools

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CAMDEN FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
1750 CASH ROAD
870-837-1300
Serves 986 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

HARMONY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
401 OUACHITA ROAD 88
870-574-0867
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 369 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
1201 MAUL ROAD
870-836-4163
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.5

SAU TECH CAREER ACADEMY
327 STEWART STREET SW
870-836-9367
A Vocational School

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