The City of 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 2000 census, the city had a total population of 79,904.
Camden is the home of a branch campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The USS New Jersey is preserved as a museum on Camden's Delaware River waterfront near the New Jersey State Aquarium and the Tweeter Center. Campbell's Field, the stadium where the Camden Riversharks minor league baseball team plays, is located between the aquarium and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Riverfront State Prison is immediately adjacent to the stadium on the other side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Campbell Soup Company's main offices are here, however, its Camden plant closed in 1996.
The Delaware River Port Authority (or DRPA) 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 Penns 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 station.
In 2004, Camden was awarded the title of "America's Most Dangerous City" by the Morgan Quinto Corporation, moving up from third place in 2003 and beating out 354 other dangerous cities considered for the award.
Web Sites and Links
Camden New Jersey Land and DreamA comprehensive information resource on local urban renewal and economic recovery. Plus other information packets.
Heart of CamdenA community-based organization that is dedicated to revitalizing the Waterfront South neighborhood through affordable housing, family and youth services and economic development.