Place:Camden, New Jersey, United States

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NameCamden
Alt namesCamdensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.783°N 74.967°W
Located inNew Jersey, United States     (1844 - )
See alsoGloucester, New Jersey, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Camden.[1] As of the 2010 Census, the population was 513,657,[2] having increased by 4,725 (up 0.9%, the third-lowest growth rate in the state) from the 508,932 counted in the 2000 Census,[3] retaining its position as the state's eighth-most populous county.[4] The most populous place was Camden, with 77,344 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Winslow Township covered , the largest total area of any municipality.[4]

It was formed on March 13, 1844, from portions of Gloucester County. The county was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a British judge, civil libertarian, and defender of the American cause.

The county is part of the Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD / Delaware Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1844 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 25,422
1860 34,457
1870 46,193
1880 62,942
1890 87,687
1900 107,643
1910 142,029
1920 190,508
1930 252,312
1940 255,727
1950 300,743
1960 392,035
1970 456,291
1980 471,650
1990 502,824

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External links

www.co.camden.nj.us/


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