Life in Camden, New Jersey

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Camden, New Jersey? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Camden?
George Glatz reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Late November to the first of April the weather is normal east coast weather. With the occasional cold winter blast making it in to the low to middle teens. Snow is moderate to heavy at times.. City streets are not plowed well. Summers are hot with very few cool summer breezes to enjoy. The lack of vegetation makes the town even hotter then you would expect..Crime in Camden is Rampant... Its a regular Killing field in this town with no redeeming place to rest your head. It is the most dangerous place I have ever lived in. Murder, Rape, Armed robberies happen every day. The town is 2.5 square miles of danger zone. Time magazine wrote a article about Camden titled Who would want to live here.. They titled it correct.. No one in there right mind would want to.Best part of Camden is around Cooper Hospital due to the fact they are trying to revitalize the area around the hospital. The street that the hospital is on is Haddon Avenue & MLK boulevard. The aria around the hospital is mostly low income families with about 65% black and 35% Hispanic. The worst part of this city is Parkside section with the most per capita crime in the nation. Murder is a nightly happening in Parkside and the section is 90% black and 10% Hispanic..People in this town have been beaten in to submission and have no hope for the future. No one fits well in this town, your are born in to poverty like this. Whit people in general do not do well in Camden. The young die young in this town and the old are the unlucky ones to have seen such a wonderful town degenerate in to a living hell. They are the worst people on gods green earth there. This is a town for hoods and thugs at best,,
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
Not good at all.. Stay out . DangerDonkeys Steaks is the one and only place to get food.. and that's a bar.They are among the worst schools in the nation because no one wants to work thereNO opportunities at al for singles
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
Inter city so you get all the noises. But mostly gun fire.Pennsauken and Gloucester city or the two towns neighboring Camden. and living in either place is better then Camden. Mainly because you have a less chance of being murdered in either place.. You have stores to food shop in and general better placesCooper hospital is the best hospital for trauma only because of the volume of people they getThe USS New Jersey is there and the State Aquarium..
General comments   
Camden looks and feels like a town riddled by WAR.. Building are taken down and not removed.. Industry is all but gone from here. The only business that does well in this town is the hospitals because they get fresh people to practice on every day. People here are dying every day there is no impression I can give other then get out wile you still can walk   
Camden, New Jersey population: 77344

How many black people live in Camden? How many white people?
Number of White People13602Percentage of White people17.6%
Number of Black People38960Percentage of Black people50.4%
Number of Hispanic People37900Percentage of Hispanic people49%
Number of Asian People2130Percentage of Asian people2.7%
Number of American Indian People1127Percentage of American Indian people1.5%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Camden, New Jersey

Percent college grads: 6.8%
Percent grad school grads: 1.3%
Unemployment rate: 19.3
Median house value: 88300
Median income: 27027

How many singles in Camden?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
793976861.03men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
238835420.67men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
263631400.84men for each woman

Crimes in Camden, New Jersey
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault10191%6%
Auto Theft5191%3%

Weather History for Camden, New Jersey

Camden, New Jersey Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000091536759960
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year009120482742358022

How many hot humid days a year does Camden, New Jersey have?
How many cloudy days a year does Camden, New Jersey have?
How many sunny days a year does Camden, New Jersey have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Camden, New Jersey have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year971891482801014696118

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.