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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,515
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+4,234
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$23,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,116

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,032
% Above Poverty Level66%
% Below Poverty Level34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$523
Median House Value$70,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.2%
Irish5.3%
English5.1%
German5%
French Except Basque1%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.5%
African0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Italian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Camden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County, Ouachita County
Standard Zip Codes71701
P.O. Box Zip Codes71711
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.64
Approximate Longitude-92.72

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)

StationCAMDEN 1
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip53 inches
StationSPARKMAN
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationLEOLA
Distance42.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bearden953$36,488
Chidester294$40,455
East Camden979$33,438
Louann130$0
Smackover1,968$42,115

Camden Public Libraries

Public Library Of Camden & Ouachita County
405 CASH RD
Camden, Arkansas
(870) 836-5083

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Camden Hospitals

Ouachita Co. Medical Center
(Non-profit)
638 California Avenue
(870) 836-1000

Camden Public Schools

Camden Fairview High School
1750 Cash Rd
ZIP: 71701
High
Total Enrollment 698
Camden Fairview Intermediate
255 Pope St
ZIP: 71701
Middle
Total Enrollment 381
Camden Fairview Middle School
647 Dooley Womack Dr
ZIP: 71701
Middle
Total Enrollment 552
Fairview Elementary School
1 Robin St
ZIP: 71701
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Harmony Grove Elem. School
401 Ouachita 88
ZIP: 71701
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Harmony Grove High School
401 Ouachita 88
ZIP: 71701
High
Total Enrollment 381
Ivory Primary School
575 Dooley Womack Dr
ZIP: 71701
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Sau Tech Career Center
327 Stewart St Sw
ZIP: 71701
High

Camden Private Schools

Camden Christian Academy
1245 California Ave Sw
ZIP: 71701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Victory Christian School
1244 Maul Rd
ZIP: 71701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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