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Camden, Ohio
Village
Camden's Town Hall
Camden's Town Hall
Location of Camden, Ohio
Location of Camden, Ohio
Location of Camden in Preble County
Location of Camden in Preble County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Government
 • Type Mayor/Council/Administrator
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,046
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,973
 • Density 1,589.85/sq mi (613.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45311
Area code(s) 937, 326
FIPS code 39-11024
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.

Geography

Camden is located at 39°37′51″N 84°38′56″W / 39.63083°N 84.64889°W / 39.63083; -84.64889 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 637
1870 648 1.7%
1880 800 23.5%
1890 846 5.8%
1900 905 7.0%
1910 899 −0.7%
1920 904 0.6%
1930 888 −1.8%
1940 991 11.6%
1950 1,084 9.4%
1960 1,308 20.7%
1970 1,507 15.2%
1980 1,971 30.8%
1990 2,210 12.1%
2000 2,302 4.2%
2010 2,046 −11.1%
2019 (est.) 1,973 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Education

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.

Notable people

  • Sherwood Anderson, novelist
  • Myron Scott, creator of the All-American Soap Box Derby
  • Charles Mitchell Whiteside, politician and businessman
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