Camden, NJ 08102
Camden, New Jersey
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Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. It is located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 79,904.
Camden is the home of one of Rutgers' three campuses, with the other two being in New Brunswick, and Newark. Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey.
The USS New Jersey is preserved as a museum on Camden's Delaware River waterfront. It along with the Adventure Aquarium, the Tweeter Center, and Campbell's Field, make up the Camden Waterfront. Campbell's Field is the home of the Camden Riversharks minor league baseball team. Riverfront State Prison is immediately adjacent to the ballpark on the other side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Camden may be best-known as the former home of the once vast RCA Victor manufacturing complex, from 1901 through 1986, and the Campbell Soup Company. While Campbell's corporate offices have been in Camden for decades, its Camden plant closed in 1996.
The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), a bi-state agency which maintains its main offices in Camden, owns the Benjamin Franklin Bridge which connects Camden to Philadelphia, the PATCO Hi-Speedline's three Camden stations, the RiverLink ferry to Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, and numerous area port facilities.
New Jersey Transit's Walter Rand Transportation Center is located at Broadway & Mickle Blvd. Besides being a major hub for New Jersey Transit buses and Greyhound Lines, the Walter Rand Transportation Center is also a PATCO and River LINE light rail station.
In 2004, Camden was declared "America's Most Dangerous City" by the Morgan Quitno Corporation, up from third place in 2003 and topping the 354 cities studied. The city was named "Most Dangerous" again in 2005 out of 369 cities ranked
nationwide, with Detroit, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri in second and third place respectively.
Based on 2006 data from the United States Census Bureau, 44% of the city's residents live in poverty, the highest rate in the nation. The city had a median household income of $18,007, the lowest of all U.S. communities with populations of more than 65,000 residents, making it America's poorest
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