Camden Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Camden, ME
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population of the town more than triples during the summer months, due to tourists and summer residents. Camden is a famous summer colony in the Mid-Coast region of Maine. Similar to Bar Harbor, Nantucket and North Haven, Camden is well known for its summer community of wealthy Northeasterners, mostly from Boston, New York and Philadelphia.
On February 17, 1791, the Massachusetts General Court incorporated Megunticook Plantation as Camden, named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a member of the British Parliament and proponent of civil liberties.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.8 km²), of which 18.3 square miles is land and 7.5 square miles (29.14%) is water. Drained by the Megunticook River, Camden is located beside Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
At the 2000 census there were 5,254 people, 2,390 households and 1,414 families residing in the town. The population density was 287.3 per square mile. There were 2,883 housing units at an average density of 157.6 per square mile.
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