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Camdenton, Missouri
City of Camdenton
Location of Camdenton, Missouri
Location of Camdenton, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Camden
Founded 1931
Government
 • Type Mayor/Administrator/Board of Aldermen
Area
 • Total 5.49 sq mi (14.22 km2)
 • Land 5.49 sq mi (14.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,043 ft (318 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,718
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,145
 • Density 755.56/sq mi (291.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65020
Area code(s) 573 Exchanges: 317,346
FIPS code 29-10810
GNIS feature ID 0715231
Website City of Camdenton

Camdenton is a city in and the county seat of Camden County, Missouri, United States. Its population was 3,718 at the 2010 census. The city is enveloped by the Lower Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks and serves as a popular trade point for visitors to the area.

History

Camdenton, the new county seat, had its start in the 1930s when construction of the Lake of the Ozarks inundated the old county seat of Linn Creek. The city derives its name from Camden County. A post office called Camdenton has been in operation since 1931.

Geography

Camdenton is located at 38°0′32″N 92°44′47″W / 38.00889°N 92.74639°W / 38.00889; -92.74639 (38.008890, -92.746484). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.48 square miles (14.19 km2), all of it land. Camdenton is 1,043 feet (318 m) above sea level.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 893
1950 1,142 27.9%
1960 1,405 23.0%
1970 1,636 16.4%
1980 2,303 40.8%
1990 2,561 11.2%
2000 2,779 8.5%
2010 3,718 33.8%
2019 (est.) 4,145 11.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,718 people, 1,441 households, and 901 families living in the city. The population density was 678.5 inhabitants per square mile (262.0/km2). There were 1,591 housing units at an average density of 290.3 per square mile (112.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 1,441 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 32.3 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Recreation

Camdenton offers some Lake of the Ozarks accommodations, including boating and fishing year-round. Each June, the city serves as Time Station 32 in the Race Across America (RAAM), the annual ultra marathon cross country 3000 mile non-stop bicycle race starting in Oceanside, California and ending in Annapolis, Maryland.

Media

KCVO-FM is a non-commercial FM radio station whose frequency is 91.7 mhz. Its programming consists of Christian music and talk. It is the flagship station for Spirit FM, a network of stations in Missouri owned by Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation.

Education

Camdenton R-III School District operates public elementary schools, Camdenton Middle School, and Camdenton High School. Camdenton is home to a FIRST Robotics Competition program named FIRST LASER.

Camdenton has a public library, a branch of the Camden County Library District.

Transportation

Camdenton is served by U.S. Route 54, Missouri Route 5, and Missouri Route 7. Camdenton has an airport named Camdenton Memorial Airport.

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