Camden Poverty Trends
When examining the new 2010 Census figures, Camden\92s poverty rates are steady, but the numbers remain alarming. The poverty line, as defined by the Census, is a specific before-tax yearly income amount which varies according to age and household members.
Where do Camden Residents Work? [Members Only]
24,853 Camden residents were employed in 2008 from a workforce of 27,088. While there were 34,872 jobs in the city that same year, 79% of Camden residents held their primary job outside the city. This report details trends in resident employment locations.
How Well Served Is Camden by Banks?
Access to a bank account can provide households with an important first step towards financial security, allowing families to conduct basic financial transactions, save for emergency and long-term security needs, and access credit on affordable terms. The findings from a recent FDIC study suggest that Camden residents are disproportionately underserved by banks.
Job and Wage Trends for Camden
The total number of jobs in Camden has increased over the past 6 years, with the largest increase taking place in the highest LEHD income category (>$40,400). Resident jobs, however, have declined since 2002.
Business Partners in Camden
Camden-based businesses represent an expanding chunk of the county economy, but a shrinking number of firms and industries are responsible for the growth.
Census Facts 2008: Economics
Economics Section of 2008 Camden Facts.
Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Economic Development & Entrepeneurship
- Create a Mayor's Economic Development Team
- Create a Mayor's Business Advisory Council
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: employment statistics and projections.
Census Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics: LEHD provides the most detailed employment statistics, with local data on place of work and residency (through 2008).
Census and American Community Survey: employment, income, and poverty data for Camden. Due to small sampling sizes, CamConnect cautions individuals when using ACS economic data (through 2008).
Zip Code Business Patterns: industry composition, number of establishments, and payroll statistics for zip codes (through 2007).
FDIC Summary of Deposits Data: statistics on number of banking institutions and deposits
Earned Income Tax Credit Data: Brookings Institute interactive local tax data (through 2006)