Wilcox County Courthouse in Camden
|• Total||4.2 sq mi (11 km2)|
|• Land||4.2 sq mi (11 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||207 ft (63 m)|
|• Density||537.4/sq mi (205.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0115426|
Camden is located at (31.998851, -87.295743).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had an area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.24% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,257 people, 868 households, and 584 families residing in the town. The population density was 533.7 people per square mile (206.0/km2). There were 965 housing units at an average density of 228.2 per square mile (88.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 54.23% African American, 45.28% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 868 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 27.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% 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 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 78.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,750, and the median income for a family was $28,854. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $20,735 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,272. About 31.4% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.3% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Private schools
- Johnny Baker - Former American Football League linebacker and tight end.
- Kay Ivey - Alabama State Treasurer, Lt. Governor
- Tom Jenkins - Reserve outfielder.
- Ronnie McNeir - Singer-songwriter
- Jeff Sessions- U.S. Attorney, Alabama Attorney General,United States Senator
- Jo Bonner - United States Congressman
- Benjamin Meek Miller - Alabama Governor
- Henry Aaron Right fielder, born in Camden, moved to Mobile as a child.
- U.S. Census change list
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.