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Location of Camden within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of Camden within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Hennepin
 • Total 4.992 sq mi (12.93 km2)
 • Total 28,778
 • Density 5,764.8/sq mi (2,225.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55411, 55412, 55430
Area code(s) 612

Camden is a community in Minneapolis, covering the upper half of the north side. Its boundaries are 53rd Avenue North to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, Lowry Avenue North to the south, and Xerxes Avenue North to the west. The community is composed of seven smaller neighborhoods. It also contains the Camden Industrial Area and the Humboldt Industrial Area, neither of which is assigned to an official neighborhood. The Camden and Lowry Avenue bridges connect Camden to Northeast Minneapolis.

The combination of Near North and Camden is often referred to collectively as "North Minneapolis."

Official neighborhoods in the Camden community

Demographic Characteristics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 29,652
1990 28,776 −3.0%
2000 31,698 10.2%
2010 28,778 −9.2%

According to the 2000 Minneapolis Census provided by Hennepin County, the Camden community is home to approximately 31,250 residents. When compared with the Twin Cities Metro as a whole (87% Caucasian), ethnic diversity is well represented in the area (42% Caucasian, 34% African-American, 15% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 4% Other). Although the average Camden household income is nearly $20,000 less than the Twin Cities average ($53,144 Camden, $73,178 Twin Cities), 77% of homes in Camden are owner occupied. Only 16% of area residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher (compared with Twin Cities average of 27%), and 13% live at or below the poverty line (compared with Twin Cities average of 5%). 34% of households have children under the age of 18.

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