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Camden's Town Hall
Location of Camden, Ohio
Location of Camden in Preble County
|• Total||1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)|
|• Land||1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||837 ft (255 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,589.85/sq mi (613.72/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||937, 326|
|GNIS feature ID||1056756|
Camden is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,046 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. Camden is also home to the Black Walnut Festival.
Camden was originally called Dover when it was laid out in 1818, but became Newcomb in 1824 when it opened its first post office and learned there was already a Dover in Ohio. The new name never quite resonated with residents, though, so the village became Camden in 1835 and the name has remained.
Camden is located at(39.630820, -84.648774).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), of which 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,046 people, 835 households, and 546 families living in the village. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 746.8 per square mile (288.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 835 households, of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
Camden is part of the Preble Shawnee School District. Students attend Camden Elementary (Grades K-3), West Elkton Elementary (4-6) and Preble Shawnee Secondary School (7-12). The district's mascot is the Arrows.
Camden has a public library, a branch of the Preble County District Library.
- Sherwood Anderson, novelist
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