Camden County, New Jersey

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Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 508,932. Its county seat is Camden[1]. It was formed on March 13, 1844, from portions of Gloucester County.[2]

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 228 square miles (590.5 km2), of which 222 square miles (575.0 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (2.32%) is water.

Located in a coastal/alluvial plain area, the county is uniformly flat and low-lying. The highest points are a survey benchmark near the Burlington County line at 219 feet (66.7 m) above sea level, and another nearby area at least 210 feet (64 m). The low point is sea level, along the Delaware River.

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Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 508,932 people, 185,744 households, and 129,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,289 people per square mile (884/km²). There were 199,679 housing units at an average density of 898 per square mile (347/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.88% White American, 18.09% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.09% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 9.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.9% were of Italian, 15.4% Irish, 10.5% German and 5.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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