Camden, North Carolina
Camden County Courthouse
Location in Camden County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Camden County and the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°19′30″N 76°10′12″W / 36.32500°N 76.17000°W / 36.32500; -76.17000
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total1.59 sq mi (4.11 km2)
 • Land1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
 • Total620
 • Density392.65/sq mi (151.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27921, 27929
Area code252
GNIS feature ID2585495[2]
FIPS code37-09780

Camden is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Camden County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Camden County, a consolidated city-county. As of the 2010 census, the Camden town had a population of 599.[3]

Camden is located on the eastern banks of the Pasquotank River, across from which lies Elizabeth City. It currently has two traffic lights, and is centered at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158 and North Carolina Highway 343. It boasts five schools: Grandy Primary School, Camden Intermediate School, Camden Middle School, Camden County High, and Camtech Early College High School.

Camden is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Camden County Courthouse, Camden County Jail, Lamb-Ferebee House, and Milford are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2020 census

Camden racial composition[6]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 484 78.06%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 72 11.61%
Native American 3 0.48%
Asian 11 1.77%
Other/Mixed 32 5.16%
Hispanic or Latino 18 2.9%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 620 people, 274 households, and 206 families residing in the town.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camden, North Carolina
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Camden CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved December 22, 2021.