The seat of Camden County, Camden, New Jersey is a city of around 78,000 residents. It has a history that dates back to the early 19th Century. This city that was once a center of manufacturing and industry has in recent years become known for struggling with political corruption and urban decay.
Four out of every ten people here live below the poverty line. In the year 2012, Camden had the highest crime rate in the country, over five times the national average for violent crimes against people.
Despite all of the negative things that have happened in recent years, the city government is trying to lure more business into town in hopes they will bring more jobs with them. The city is located on the Delaware River with access to the Atlantic Ocean, and it is a major port for shipping. The city waterfront is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
Major employers in the city of Camden include Campbell's Soup and the Delaware River Port Authority. Camden is also home to many institutes of higher learning such as Rutgers University – Camden Campus and Camden County College. So, there is a good percentage of young people in the area who enjoy the area's nightlife.