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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,338
Male Share of the Population40.8%
Female Share of the Population59.2%
Senior Citizens32.2%
Employed Population 16+1,553
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48%
Median Earnings25+$30,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$52,721

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,266
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone46.4%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$328,500

Ancestry

English27.9%
Irish18.4%
Scottish11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.6%
French Except Basque6.4%
Italian6.1%
Canadian4.9%
Russian3.5%
Swedish3.1%
Polish3%
Dutch2.8%
Norwegian2.6%
Welsh2.5%
Portuguese2.1%
Hungarian2%
Danishn1.7%
Austrian1.7%
Finnish1%
Romanian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Swiss0.5%
German0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
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Camden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Knox County
Standard Zip Codes4843, 4847
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.2
Approximate Longitude-69.06

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)

StationWEST ROCKPORT 1 NNW
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 50 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationPORT CLYDE
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 50 F
Jul Temp57 to 72 F
Oct Temp43 to 55 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hope1,653$63,750
Lincolnville1,957$58,958
Northport1,744$68,563
Owls Head1,622$67,581
Rockland7,220$56,383
Rockport3,352$84,345

Camden Public Libraries

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

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Camden Public Schools

Camden-rockport Middle School
34 Knowlton Street
ZIP: 4843
(207) 236-7805
Middle
Total Enrollment 388

Camden Private Schools

Children's House Montessori School
58 Elm St
ZIP: 4843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
The Community Schools At Opportunity Farm/ Camden
79 Washington St
ZIP: 4843
Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
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